Sony announces 60 million PlayStation Network accounts created

PSN has 60 million created accounts.

During Sony’s CES 2011 press conference, CEO Sir Howard Stringer announced that the PlayStation Network now has over 60 million user accounts created. Stringer dropped the news while speaking of the growing market for connected devices and Sony’s place in it.

Last year at CES, Sony Computer Entertainment chief Kaz Hirai announced that 38 million user accounts had been activated at that time. The numbers show a faster growth of PSN accounts as opposed to Xbox LIVE accounts as Microsoft announced yesterday that their service had 30 million active users.

However, the fact that PSN is free has kept the service from being profitable, as stated by Hirai just a few days ago. This is despite the company’s best efforts to do so by creating the PlayStation Plus subscription service option.

The numbers may also be inflated as they include both PSP users and anyone who has activated an account through the PlayStation website. There has been no breaking down of the stats by Sony to see just how many of the 60 million users came from each venue.



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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