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Sony Are Sending Out Your Online Stats To Celebrate 10 Years Of The PlayStation Store

Hold me, please.

It’s been ten years since the launch of PlayStation Store, and much like the fifth anniversary of PlayStation Plus, Sony are in the mood to celebrate. They’re sending out emails to PSN members with a collection of statistics from their time using the service, with a gentle nudge to go and buy more games at the bottom of the page.

It’s a lovely little gesture, and I’m sure many people will enjoy the crushing sense of despair you get from being told how many hours you’ve frittered away on Destiny or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but at the same time, I can’t help but feel that there’s something a little bit… off with my stats.

Update: As pointed out in the comments below, it’s likely that the “hours of online play” figure represents time that requires PS+. In other words, online play on PlayStation 4, with some parts of Destiny available to non-subscribers despite being an online only game.

So here’s the bit that doesn’t add up, beyond the (*$%£$( difficult trophy from Everybody’s Golf. Simply put, the number of hours of “online play” is less than Gran Turismo 5’s tally. I was initially a little surprised by the GT5 figure, until I remembered leaving the B-Spec running for hours and hours while I was out, occasionally checking in via the internet to see how they were doing. Shouldn’t that count towards my online play figure, though?

And what of Destiny? Apparently I “got into” Destiny during 2016 with 83 hours playing it, but that pales in comparison to how much time I spent with the game in 2014 and 2015. In fact, Bungie.net has me at 37 days and 18 hours, or 906 hours of Destiny, 100% of which will have been online. That leaves just 110 hours for the hours of Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5, MAG – remember MAG? I loved that game, and it’s one of my 32 platinum trophies – Uncharted 2, and dozens of other fantastic online games.

In other words, I can’t help but feel these statistics are completely and utterly wrong. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to find someone to give me a hug and tell me it’s all going to be OK and that it really was worth all that time grinding bounties, strikes and raids…

  1. Phizzy
    Since: Jun 2010

    It’s ‘Playstation Plus hours of online play’. So only hours of online play that you needed PS+ for. PS4 only for starters. So in Destiny, that’s strikes, crucible & raids, not just all play time. My email says 1266 hours of online play and 2451 hours in Destiny.

    Comment posted on 23/03/2017 at 20:43.
    • Phizzy
      Since: Jun 2010

      My rare trophy is apparently one from Psychonauts VR, which only 48 people have? I really hope that’s because people didn’t bother with trophies and the game didn’t just sell that badly.

      Comment posted on 23/03/2017 at 21:10.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      That does make a bit more sense…

      Comment posted on 23/03/2017 at 22:14.
  2. MrYd
    Since: Mar 2011

    My rarest trophy is even rarer! Only 23 people share that one with me. (“That’s Almost 51!”, in The Bit.Trip)

    It thinks I played a lot of Disgaea 5 last year, which I’m sure is a gentle reminder to go and “finish” it because 92 hours isn’t enough.

    Top 1% for number of trophies though. I’m pleased with that. Probably shouldn’t be, but I am.

    Comment posted on 23/03/2017 at 20:48.
  3. stigdu
    Since: Apr 2010

    My rarest trophy is shared with 19 other people.. It’s a game called minutes.

    I still only have 4 platinum trophies though…

    Comment posted on 23/03/2017 at 21:04.
  4. Kevling
    Since: Dec 2008

    Mine says 277 hours of online play, and 400+hours in Destiny… Yet when I add my three characters up on my Bungie account, it totals 277 hours of Destiny, so maybe Sony just put the figures the wrong way around?

    Comment posted on 23/03/2017 at 21:08.
    • Youles
      Since: Feb 2011

      I saw your 400+ Destiny hours and thought that it was a ridiculous amount, checked my email….1,007 hours of Modern Warfare 2. Oops

      Comment posted on 24/03/2017 at 09:19.
  5. max
    Since: Jan 2012

    The total online gametime has the little Playstation Plus logo over it which means that everything I played on the PS3 never counted. I didn’t get a PS+ account until the PS4 came out since I had the PS3 since long before PS+ was created and most of the games they offered that I found interesting I already had bought physical copies of on day one. With the PS4 it changed, first I needed it to play online of course, then I saw it as a cheap investment to build a good library of games. Had they had it from the start with the PS3 I would have jumped onto the wagon much earlier.

    It would be nice to see how many hours one had online total. Apparently they know some of it since they say I played BF3 most, with 317 hour (which I played on the PS3 and thus not included in my stated 231 PS+ online hours). But it is not true either. In MAG I logged at least twice, if not thrice that many hours, and MAG was online only.

    But it is fun to see that my trophy collection puts me in the top 1%. It is the only time I will ever be a 1%:er :-D

    Comment posted on 23/03/2017 at 21:39.
  6. camdaz
    Since: May 2009

    I was pleasantly surprised that I have 10 platinum trophies and that I’m in the top 1%.

    Comment posted on 23/03/2017 at 22:30.
  7. Tony Cawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Every single person that I have seen the card for is in the top 1% for trophies collected.

    Now I know we’re all a bit more hardcore than your average gamer, but surely we can’t all be in the top 1%?

    Comment posted on 23/03/2017 at 23:28.
    • Steelhead
      Since: Oct 2013

      I’m only in the top 2%. I don’t care for trophies and don’t have any platinums. I even have the trophy notification turned off so reaching 2% was a big surprise.

      Comment posted on 24/03/2017 at 07:40.
    • double-o-dave
      Since: Nov 2008

      I’m only in the top 3%

      Comment posted on 24/03/2017 at 09:57.
      • Andrewww
        Since: Jan 2010

        Boo..! You two noobs, what are you doing here..? ;o)

        Comment posted on 24/03/2017 at 16:44.
  8. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    PS+ hours of online play = 4!

    And that’s only because of the free weekend the other week, ha!

    Comment posted on 24/03/2017 at 00:35.
    • tactical20
      Since: May 2010

      547 hours of Skate 3 :-D

      Comment posted on 24/03/2017 at 00:37.
  9. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    Joined PSN Jan 2007, online hours clocked up – 28 . That sounds about right. xD
    Most hours (818) into Life with Playstation (folding@home)
    In 2016 i “really got into” No Mans Sky. Yep :)

    Comment posted on 24/03/2017 at 02:18.
  10. Andrewww
    Since: Jan 2010

    This actually worried me most, that I’m in the top 1% trophy-wise. But it seems everyone around here is in the top 1%, so maybe the numbers are just really off, and it’s not that bad.

    Killzone 2 is the game I spent most time with? Possible, a great game, and I had more time for gaming back then. The top 10 here would be more interesting, though, than just the one game.

    Online play time on my PS4 overall is just rubbish, I definitely spent more time playing online than that.

    Comment posted on 24/03/2017 at 03:14.