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GDC: Over 2.8 Million PSN Gamers in North America alone

PSU Writes:

"Here at the Game Developer's Conference in beautiful San Francisco, California, Chris Eden, Senior Developer Relations Account Manager at SCEA detailed just how far PSN has come since it launched in November 2006 and the many things that can be accessed through PSN from a business and consumer perspective.

The whole presentation outlined what is in store for the future of PSN such as independent developers creating content for the service, which we will cover in a separate feature later on. Currently there are over 2.8 million people in North America that have a PSN account, with 46 million downloads worldwide since its launch. These are staggering stats that are only determined to grow within the coming months as the PlayStation 3 sees what is going to be its best year yet.

Why is the PSN so important to Sony? Well the PlayStation Network is Sony's definitive answer to Microsoft's Xbox Live network. Furthermore, the PlayStation Store (PSN Store) is in direct competition with Microsoft's Xbox Live Store where videogame demos, trailers, and other extra content can be purchased."

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tethered3256d ago

Does it take into account people with multiple accounts?

DJ3255d ago

Not Sub accounts, I believe.

nanometric3255d ago

I have three master accounts :/ shhh, but don't tell that to sony :D

ruibing3255d ago

I don't know how you can have three master accounts. I just have one for the U.S.

TheHater3255d ago

you can create as many accounts as you want. Hell you can even create a European and Japanese account also.

mindedone3255d ago

but many people have an account for every region. I doubt there are many off these people, well, at least enough to skew the stats dramatically.

Jdash243255d ago

I've got 4 accounts

an american(my real) one

a japanese one

an australian one

and a european one

tethered3255d ago (Edited 3255d ago )

I have two accounts because my master account, where all my credit card info is located, is password protected. I can give my sub account money to spend when needed and spend it right away. Its just a safety measure I came up with.

You never know who might break into your house and steal your things.
I learned that the hard way.

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TheHater3255d ago (Edited 3255d ago )

40,000,000 million times 3 equal 120,000,000 million downloads.
Why 3? because you are able to share they games you bought with 5 other peoples. And many people, including me let other people we know download the game we get off the psn.

potepenko3255d ago

I love how these fanboys try to make it seem like they're not going against the ps3. why can't fanboys accept success from another product?

an account is an account and who cares if you share your content with others? what's with the negative aspect of your bs posts?

TheHater3255d ago

you weren't referring to me, where you?

Sayai jin3255d ago

Cool and expect that number to continue to climb. I am not sure if it takes in account other accounts (master or sub icons).

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