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Kaz Hirai Confirms PSN numbers are larger due to multiple accounts

Gamers Outlook "In Sony's recent press conference on the PSN from Sony's executive deputy president, offered the company's first public apology for the PSN however he also stated the PSN Larger than due to multiple accounts "Duality"."

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Warprincess1162635d ago (Edited 2635d ago )

They didn't mention this when they were bragging about those numbers at E3

BrianG2635d ago

Haha, why would you?

But this is obvious, well, one would think it is. Multiple accounts are common. I know people with multiple PSN's, Live accounts, Twitter's, FB's, etc... They all say their respective numbers but don't divulge some might be multiples.

Also consider households. The ratio is definitely not 1 PS3 to account. I have 5 accounts on mine, my 2 multiples and 2 for family.

TOO PAWNED2635d ago

Well said War. But can't blame them.

EYEamNUMBER12635d ago (Edited 2635d ago )

i thought i had 6 accounts on my ps3 turns out i actually have 9 for japan and europe store as well

MaxXAttaxX2635d ago (Edited 2635d ago )

And the numbers were substantially closer, almost as many as the actual number of units sold.

So in a way, PSN account numbers are a slightly different subject.

gamingdroid2635d ago

"Actually they did mention "active" systems before."

What constitutes active? Communicated with Sony in the last 4-years from the same PS3? Logged in the last 30-days? Signed up?

Active is a very subjective word. We all know it is substantially less than that.

shoddy2634d ago (Edited 2634d ago )

when I try to sign in, it get suspended.

thus Company can tell wich account is active or not.

maybe if you haven't sign into psn for months/years, psn won't count your account as active.

anyone know if inactive cost Sony money?

ShinMaster2634d ago (Edited 2634d ago )

IP address? MAC address?

BloodyNapkin2634d ago

And in other news MS reports that 360 numbers are larger due to multiple consoles.

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Will-UK2635d ago (Edited 2635d ago )

Its all part of PR you cant expect them to show nothing but their best numbers how can they work out who has these dual accounts and subtract them from people who dont.

lil Titan2635d ago

doesn't matter they're still numbers and my little nephew will NOT be playing on my account

dantesparda2635d ago

Yeah, because on the 360 you cant make multiple accounts. People shut it with your bullshit! Facebooks claims around 500 million accounts, how many of those are multiple? And i have 13 accounts on my 360 so just shut it, ok!

Its funny to me how this debacle is somehow even worst than the RROD debacle of the 360 (btw im on my 5th 360). 2+ weeks of a free service down and fanboys of both sides start losing their minds, a red ring debacle that went on for years and had me lose about 5 months of my 360 time. And just cuz its not as bad anymore, after more than 5 yrs and fanboys have already forgotten

gamingdroid2635d ago

I personally created multiple accounts on Xbox Live myself. I think the most important number is paying members of Xbox Live Gold and in my Xbox career I only had one.

Ironically, I have ever only had one PSN account. Go figure!

Valk2634d ago

wait. people are talking about something recent and you want them to shut up but you're still crying over soemthing from 4 years ago? Seems like it is time to take your own advice dude.

dantesparda2634d ago (Edited 2634d ago )

@ Valk
From 4 years ago?! really?! keep believing that bullshit! And my point is how hypocritical 360 fanboys are acting, but im cant see that. Peace kid!

ipe2634d ago

and this guy went through 15 360s
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

no wonder there are only cc 15 million gold live users(aka online)

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Stryfeno22635d ago

You would be a fool not to think that...Everyone I know have more then 1 account.

testerg352635d ago

Tell that to all the peeps bragging on previous articles.

Nitrowolf22635d ago (Edited 2635d ago )

what when they said that back at E3? I don't think anyone was bragging about it, in fact many of us were pointing out that we have multiple accounts.

It's been said that PSN account can be made on PC, PSP, PS3, and even Televisions.

Valk2635d ago

LOL sure dude... Nobody was bragging...I am sure you just completely missed over all the people boasting how it was so close to xbox live numbers..

kneon2635d ago

Close to XBox live numbers? PSN numbers aren't close, they blow live out of the water. Now if you subtract all those multiple accounts it gets closer. But still they said there are 37+million PS3s registered on PSN so there are probably at least that many unique accounts.

We have 3 PS3s, 4 users and 5 accounts for an average of 1.67 accounts per PS3. That's likely not typical though.

Focker4202635d ago (Edited 2635d ago )

I have 4, US, UK, Japan, and Hong Kong. Each one gets different stuff in the store.

@testerg35

Ummm bragging about what?? Out of every single article the past 2 weeks I haven't seen a single person brag about the 70+ million accounts.

PirosThe4th2635d ago

I got like 7 accounts :P...

Most people I know got more than one.

It's obvious.

Considering is free and the marketplaces are different you can say the same about xbox live silver accounts. I don't know how they managed their numbers though.

starcb262635d ago

I made a lot of fake accounts so I could heart my levels in LPB and get tha platinum.

Will-UK2634d ago

I agree alot of people have multiple accounts whether for online games or for content from foreign PSN Stores

CynicalVision2635d ago

Well that makes sense, I seriously doubt anyone expected those accounts to all independent users. I have 2 myself, mainly because each region offers something different.

rajman2635d ago

Its pretty obvious, who really believes theres 77 milion ps3 owners?

BrianG2635d ago

Well small correction, PSN goes for the PSP as well. So 50 million PS3's plus 60+ million PSP's.

Focker4202635d ago (Edited 2635d ago )

It also extends to Bravia tv's and accounts created on PCs. You don't need a PSP or PS3 in order to have access to the PSN.

DaTruth2634d ago

My PS3 and PSP account are the same! One of the few with just one account!

MysticStrummer2635d ago

The same people who have been appearing in the comment section of every PSN article and saying 77 million people got their identities stolen believe it.