StrengthGamer: Sony claims there to be over 30 million PSN Accounts currently active. Compared to the XBOX 360's 20 million users, this is quite the surprise stat.
never saw that coming. interesting.
Every PS3 owner I know has at least 3 accounts.
Yeah I have 3. One for US, EU and JP PS stores Speaking of, Enslaved demo on PSN EU!
I only have the one, but both my kids and my wife each have their own PSN. (I don't want them earning trophies for me) We have two PS3's also, since I don't like sharing mine. -CadDad
It says active accounts, not made accounts.
2 for myself, and 1 for my nephew and niece when they come over. (They love FAT PRINCESS) I was thinking about making a 4rth for Japan. I've just been too lazy to do it yet.
I have one i use all the time and another i created for my son. Same for the 360. I got 3 profiles on that one. I'd like to make 2 more for JP/EU psn.
but they say active and althoughy i have 3 only 1 is active ^^ at e3 they said they had over 50 million activated psn accounts so i dunno what they did but :)
That might be the way they did it maybe not :)
I have 4 accounts. 2 regular, a Euro, and a Japanese.
*** It says active accounts, not made accounts. *** I'm sure more than a few PS3s have multiple users on them. Families with multiple kids who each have their own accounts for their own trophy tracking and the like. I don't think 30 million active accounts translates into 30 million PS3s around the world being played at least once a week. More notably, 30 million different PS3s being used for gaming at least once a week. Those 30 million active accounts also include the people who start up their PS3 just for watching a DVD or Blu-ray disc.
I have 4 PSN active accounts!!!
i got 4 one for the US, UK, AU and japan
I have 3 accounts myself in each region.
ROFL, i have 9 accounts. And my friend has 7.
and every 360 owner I know has bought at least 2 360's
...and every 360 owner I know bought at least 2 360's
I do not understand what you are trying to get at? Cause your account transfers over to the new machine, if it has to be replaced or buy a new one? You do not create a new account cause you bought a new machine or had it replaced.
I think there is only one main account per PS3, the others are called sub-accounts.
It's not hard to believe the 30m number, PSN is free. Free is what got me into consol online gaming
I have 5 PSN accounts.....2 US,1 Jap, 1 uk, 1 german i think for a free wipeout HD thing a while back
Key word here is "active".
I have 3 "active" accounts
what exactly. dont all accounts need a credit card on file?
I got only one account.
The only thing an accounts needs is a made up email.
u need to check ur messages!! they are at the top right of the screen and u will see them shining red!!
Makes sense considering PSN is free.
doesn't cost except 2 minutes of your time which is nothing.....Unlike Live where it cost per month so you feel less obliged to pay for it if you do not play much online...makes sense really
i like that word: "free"
well it must be good
how many of those 30 million are multiple accounts
This is why these figures do no matter between which console is best.....PSN free so could be multiple accounts and Live is more likely one account but also Most people who have PS3 will have an account but doesn't mean they play it often.......Its like the sales figures between PS3 and 360.....Early 360 had to buy another console after the original RROD and PS3 has a lower hardware failure rate so less are re-bought .... Figures are becoming less relevant especially in these fields
I have a buddy that creates a new LIVE account every other month just so he gets the free month of LIVE. And he doesn't care about achievements. So the multiple accounts thing goes both ways.
You can only do that 6 times. So on the 7th month he'll have to resell his Xbox or upgrade one of his accounts to Gold if he wants to keep using LIVE.
You can only do that 2-3 times
didnt know that
Are the XBL accounts Gold, Silver or mixed?
Mixed, I believe the Gold number is around 12.5 million http://www.1up.com/news/mic...
10+ accounts And I have 4 xbox accounts. Only one with xbox live.
... And counting! That number can only increase from here on out. :P
I have 4
Speaking of multiple accounts, do Microsoft count the ones they've banned or for those who no longer use live?
Probably, both companies bend the truth to try to make themselves look good.
For eg - Enslaved and PES 2011 demo are right now available only on the EU accounts , plus the EU store has a truck loads of free themes.
I have 5 accounts Most people I know have multiple accounts.
These include psp accounts right?
AND THOSE MADE ONLINE UNDER WINDOWS, TOO
phew, that was lucky. I wasn't going to read your post but I felt compelled to by the caps. ;)
yeah,everyone at least has two lol
What does it matter if people have multiple accounts? Most of those accounts are being used by different people, plus people are acting like there's only 10 million PS3's sold. The fact that xbl charges for accounts doesn't mean that Microsoft doesn't give away accounts, nor that there are rich, spoiled punks with three or more accounts just because he/she can.
about 70 of those are mine lol
Funny but this is multiple accounts on PSP and PS3.
Strange to only have 30 M active acconts while there are almost 40M PS3 consoles sold ww. I think this "active" is an account where you added credits to it via PSNcard/credit card at lease once in a lifetime. Because if you consider "active"all those ppl with 2 or 3 accounts then we only have around 10M PSN users only. I m confused.
Active would be people who use the accounts probably once a month at least or something, for me I have 3 active accounts as I regularly log on to the JP, EU and US stores.
I'm sure there is a significant percentage of PS3 owners who either don't have broadband internet, just use their PS3 as a Blu-Ray player, or don't care to play online. I have 2 PSN user accounts myself. Although one of them isn't really active. I also have 2 XBL accounts and one of them isn't active either. These numbers are misleading period.
i have 5 accounts and its active . and there is no word say active here, why the lie ?
Even XBL has multi account, one of my friend has 2 bothers and they have 3 XBL account for each one. there are lost of people who have also multi accounts on the 360. so you can shut it 360 fanboys.
But you have to pay for each account, so dumb@ss it counts as a separate account. Doesn't matter if 20 million accounts on 1 machine or just 1 it is all the same.
on earth is this 3 dollars suikoden game? i have only 1 account on US. and its not there! can any1 verify from another account?
30 million is alot
I have 6 PSN accounts on different regions around the world. But I'm the one one using all the accounts. I also have multiple US PSN accounts to keep different online multiplayer scores. There are also many PS3 gamers having multiple accounts. So, 30 million PSN accounts may only have 20+ million physical gamers. X360 gamers can also have multiple Live accounts but because it's harder to create Live accounts on different regions and having to pay the each Gold Live accounts, I'm guessing there are fewer physical X360 gamers having multiple Live accounts than PS3 gamers. Point is total number of accounts don't mean much coming to different gamers owning each account. It's mostly to keep the company and the fans happy to brag about the large numbers.
What constitutes as "active" though? Used in the last month? In any case, many people have multiple PSN accounts (I could make 100 if I wanted to) so it's hardly worthy of spinning it as user growth. At least when Microsoft report XBL activity it's based on active Gold subscriptions, which is a much more accurate measurement of user activity because people wouldn't pay for XBL if they weren't using it.
Don't count on it, MS also reports silver accounts. I can make right now 100 silver accounts. butthurted 360boys are butthurted.
Unlike you, I'm not a fanboy, I'm just making an observation. I don't need to squeal over a comment made about a console I hold so dear and act like a total prick in order to defend it.
I have 12 accounts PSN.........Sony playing with numbers.
Sony said active. So a single account connected online longer than any 2nd/3rd account. "30 million ACTIVE accounts" -a hell a lot of members
There's 4 on my ps3 with my boys included.
how many PSPs are out there, 50 million? youre encouraged to make a PSN account with PSPs too. PS3 fanboys seem to forget that these PSN 'active accounts' include PSP owners who dont even have a PS3. hell, they can even include people who dont own a PS3 OR a PSP, as you just make accounts online. to go on the Playstation Forums you need to create a PSN account. and what happens when people get banned for saying something slightly negative about the PS3? they just create another PSN account and go back on there 2 mins later. the difference between Microsofts Live numbers and Sonys PSN numbers is that with Lives numbers you know that its a general indication of how many people are playing the 360 online worldwide. with the PSN numbers though, it means nothing. 15 million of those 30 million could be PSP-only owners. 10 million of them could be multiple accounts. 5 million of them might not even own a PS3. having said that, both figures are relatively pointless to us. all that matters is how many people are playing the game youre playing online. btw at last count i had made 18 PSN accounts since i got my PSP way back in the day, and then PS3. i use 3 of them online - 1 thats just for watching playtv, never played a game online, no friends on list. 1 for playing online with people i know personally, and 1 for playing online with people i dont personally know but talk to on forums etc. there are a few that i use on the forums, meaning theyre all counted as 'active' too.
I have 4 accounts, but only one "active" The others are for downloading stuff from Japanese and European stores. Another I made when my cousin came over but just never bothered deleting
Well that is not surprise as sony have 2 consoles out that you can use a psn account so its really not that many if you add the ps3 and psp numbers plus the amount of users that have more than one account.
There are 5 accounts on my ps3 and only mine is really used the other one is my other half's 2 bros and sister where on the 360 they all have there own that they transfer to and from the consoles.
I think this is where MS got it right with xbox live as it keeps the names open and shows more of a true number as you pay for each name.
Sony are getting there with PSN but they are still a few years behind xbox live.