Submitted by jwk94 1270d ago | news

RIP PSN Get Ready To Embrace The SEN

On February 8, 2012, Sony will be changing the name of the PSN to SEN (Sony Entertainment Network). (PS Vita, PS3, Sony, Tag Invalid)

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GrieverSoul  +   1270d ago
I like it! And I dont see anything wrong with it.
metsgaming  +   1270d ago
yea at first its like psn rolls of the tonge better but it seems like i can get used to it pretty quickly. The fact that they are trying to unify everything is a plus and is a good reason to make a name change. I wonder if the store will get some changes soon?

Notice SEN backwards is NES lol
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ShinMaster  +   1270d ago
S E N sounds cool.
But I'm still unsure about dropping "PlayStation" from the name.
da_2pacalypse   1270d ago | Trolling | show
Why o why  +   1270d ago
Psn rolls off the tongue better than sen.
dredgewalker  +   1270d ago

This renaming might simply mean some sort of integration with other Sony products that are not related to the Playstation brand. Meaning other devices will also have access like Sony's phones, tablets and laptops.
ngecenk  +   1270d ago
im pretty sure they'll connect all sony's product (including the non playstation branded) into this network. so its like you can use the sony's unlimited music in ps and walkman via 1 account.

either that or they just trying to kill the playstation brand.
sikbeta  +   1270d ago | Well said
SENsational! :P
kikizoo  +   1270d ago
"I wonder if SEN will be as easy to hack as the PSN was."

like f.B.I, nasa, microsoft, etc probably...but with thousands of xfanboyz talking about it, exagerating it, etc...

by the way, PS3 was the more difficult logiciel/hardware to crack, fact.
pandaboy  +   1270d ago
Not only does this attempt to unify sony products, but this re-branding always disassociates the Playstation online service with the hack last year. Quite clever actually.
PamPoovey  +   1270d ago
I'm ok with this but I think I'm like Stewie

novcze  +   1269d ago
SEN in my languange mean DREAM :)
Gaming101  +   1269d ago
"Notice SEN backwards is NES lol"
Great conspiracy thinking there 'metsgaming', or perhaps non-thinking would be a better word.

BTW "I'll check my SEN account" or "Check your SEN messages" sounds retarded. If there's anything Sony isn't good at its translation of what works in Japan and sounds good there, to what works in English-speaking countries and what works here.
Corepred4  +   1269d ago
I like it too. I used to hate asking people what their P-S-N name was. Now I can just ask what is SENetwork name is. IDK i think its easier, lol.
SilentNegotiator  +   1269d ago
Well, at least you can say "SEN" like you're using a word and not an acronym.

If you tried that with "PSN", you'd get some ugly looks. lol
blumatt  +   1269d ago
The reason why they're changing it to SEN is because they're going to be implementing it on various Sony devices and TVs as well as the PS Vita and PS3.
ChiVoLok0  +   1269d ago
To me it just sounds like Sony is trying to compete with iTunes with SEN and what better way to make SEN popular then with PlayStation, right?
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Tanir  +   1270d ago
Sweet its named after My Fiance, now I love two Sen's!
kaveti6616  +   1270d ago
Stealth brag post.


Congrats on your fiance.
SephirothX21  +   1270d ago | Funny
My Fiance is called Psn so I'm pretty pissed off right now!
JoeReno  +   1270d ago
@ Sephiroth

+1 for the funny
jrbeerman11  +   1270d ago
+1 Seph, good stuff.
SignifiedSix  +   1270d ago
Lol hilarious!
But they're probably doing this so they can connect every internet enabled product they have to one network. It would be a very good idea if they did!
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Why o why  +   1269d ago


iPad  +   1270d ago
Hey, can I add you on SEN?
xVeZx  +   1269d ago
when is the 3rd version of you coming out?
jdfoster  +   1269d ago
It's still going to be called psn...

"From this information, it appears that PlayStation Network will continue to be known as PSN, but that your login information will act as a global login for all SEN-related services. We've reached out to Sony for further clarification on what this means for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita gamers in particular, and will update with further information as we receive it. "
dark-hollow  +   1270d ago | Intelligent
now they should change Home to sen city.
ShinMaster  +   1270d ago
dredgewalker  +   1270d ago | Funny
Lol, that makes a lot of Sens :)
Liquid_Ocelot  +   1270d ago
SENsational idea?
..Meh fcuk my life v_v
Ultraplayerxp  +   1270d ago
Lets all give the psn a proper SENd off.
Serjikal_Strike  +   1270d ago
What bout ps+ ?
are they gonna change it to se+ ?
Siesser  +   1270d ago
I never thought of PS+ as "Playstation Store +," but rather, "Playstation +;" no real need to change...
Statix  +   1270d ago
I took an arrow in the knee, man
lociefer  +   1270d ago
may god absolve u of all ur S E N s
PastyGangster  +   1270d ago
You're on to something here =O
thedude44  +   1269d ago
thats pretty sick. ill see u there.
Shikoro  +   1269d ago
LOL, people. You made my day. XD

This comment section is going into history. :D
Bundi  +   1270d ago
I'm pretty sure they could name it Bird Dung and you'd say the exact same thing.
MasterCornholio  +   1270d ago
Wow this guy really hates Sony maybe he is just a disgruntled employee who got fired by them. But by reading his comments you can tell that the subject isn't very smart so Sony probably had good reasons for making him. Very interesting I shall study him more thoroughly.

Sen sounds a lot like Zen which is something that a lot of Asians can relate too.

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dredgewalker  +   1270d ago

Only the Japanese can relate to zen because they're the only country in Asia that practices it. We also consider Japan as our weird neighbor.
GribbleGrunger  +   1270d ago
Bird Dung? isn't that a Kinect game? yeah, i think the idea is to throw as much shit about that it eventually sticks
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jrbeerman11  +   1270d ago

id play bird dung, it could also be a game about a retired celtics player pooping off the boston garden aiming for pedestrians. now that would be a reason to get a kinect.
Boon Tarkas  +   1270d ago
unknownhero1123  +   1269d ago
and that's what we will call you for now on bundi, bird dung.
jdfoster  +   1269d ago

But it will still be known as PSN on ps3. It's just something that unifies everything under Sony.
killerhog  +   1270d ago
Psn is a lot catchier, but sen isn't so bad, though Psn sounded more pertinent to the brand.
salinidus  +   1270d ago
this is one step to try and fix an ailing company i hope it helps

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MagicAccent  +   1270d ago
I am to lazy to copy and paste the adress by myself. So I'm doing to disagree with you.
kaveti6616  +   1270d ago
Is this because they're creating some kind of cohesive network across multiple Sony platforms and don't want to have only Playstation in the name?
colonel179  +   1270d ago
The only problem I have with this transition, is that now music unlimited, video unlimited, qriocity and SEN will have the same logo
GribbleGrunger  +   1270d ago
it's ironic that the reason you have a problem with it is the very reason for the name change. i still gave you a bubble though because i can see you didn't mean anything nasty by it. not that it seems to make any difference. i'm always giving people bubbles but i'm yet to see them increase
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gigreen  +   1270d ago
Maybe a hint that they will drop the name "PlayStation" like recent rumors are suggesting.
Angrymorgan  +   1270d ago
No, they just named playstatio vita
Tainted Gene  +   1269d ago
I have a feeling they "may" change the name from playstation on their next console.

Would be funny if in 2014 I check back on this post and be like I KNEW IT.... or maybe not.
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Sevir  +   1269d ago
They wont drop "Playstation"
They will however change the moniker of the next PS home console! It wont be PS4 as "4" is bad luck for Alot of asian cultures. It'll likely be named similarly to how they named the Vita! if you notic there isn't a final fantasy 4 in Japan but only in the States ts much lile how we dont have a floor numbered 13 on elevators in the states!
MEsoJD  +   1270d ago
Nice!!! Lets bask in Sen!!!
mac_sparrow  +   1270d ago
Only thing I see wrong with it is it also stands for Special Educational Needs.

But then maybe I think that because I work in a school, most won't notice.
SilentNegotiator  +   1269d ago
Don't give fanboys ideas.
southernbanana  +   1270d ago
This is not really a reply to GrieverSoul but.....
I just don't understand it. When I read articles regarding Microsoft heading this direction with their system people said "they are losing their focus on gaming" When Sony takes a page out of the competitions book people say they love it??? I love both systems and am glad to see this change of direction for Sony's online service. I just don't understand peoples way of thinking.
cyberwaffles  +   1269d ago
meh, PSN is better.
HebrewHammer  +   1269d ago
I wonder what will become of PS+ though... WIll that now be SEN+? lol
mac_sparrow  +   1269d ago
It will likely stay, as it's Playstation Plus not Playstation Network Plus

Find out on the 8th though
stephmhishot  +   1270d ago
Make those moves Kaz
metsgaming  +   1270d ago
hes not CEO yet. But i believe he did have a large say in this happening though.
salinidus  +   1270d ago
he will make heavier changes on april 1st thats when he takes over

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Tonester925  +   1270d ago
I hope Google Chrome is coming as well.
dredgewalker  +   1270d ago
I would be very happy with Chrome on the PS3 or even Opera.
Shikoro  +   1269d ago
Opera or Chrome, whichever it is...
Hazmat13  +   1269d ago
dude the amount of porn i can look at with chrome is off the charts!!!
stephmhishot  +   1270d ago
Anything to get Stringer out of there. I saw him on CNBC a few weeks ago at work, and he just seems like he has no idea what is going on or what he is doing. Really helped illustrate why Sony has been directionless the past 10 years (talking about the company as a whole here of course).

Anytime Sony is mentioned on that channel they're treated as a joke, so Kaz has a heck of a job on his plate to not only win back consumers, but change the way the media handles the coverage of the company (as conversely, during the holidays they were running specials on how MS and Kinect are changing the world).
Snookies12  +   1270d ago
Dang... I don't have a problem with the name, but now every time I talk about it I'm going to end up having to correct myself after saying PSN.
Shane Kim  +   1270d ago
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOR, you could just keep saying PSN. It's not the end of the world really.
BlindMango  +   1269d ago
The name PSN is going NOWHERE! The SERVICE will not get renamed, all that's happening here is that your PSN ACCOUNT will get renamed and merged to an SEN ACCOUNT, it's an account rename, that's all, nothing is happening to the PSN service name, it pisses me off so much when journalists OVER ANALYZE such simple statements.
C0MPUT3R  +   1270d ago
Unifying the services. Next step unify the products.
Nitrowolf2  +   1270d ago
They said they are working on that from a PS blog reply a month of so ago ;)
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Soldierone  +   1270d ago
Only a couple more steps till I have to buy a Sony TV so ALL my devices work together. phone, vita, playstation, tv lol can they get alarm clocks and cars going? :P
kma2k  +   1270d ago
solderon they already have alram clocks, all my digital clocks in my house are made by sony. I love them because they set the time & adjust to daylight savings time themselves, never have to set a clock around here!
GraveLord  +   1270d ago
Not digging it but it might grow on me.
I'm glad Sony is unifying all of its services.
The Great Melon  +   1270d ago
Go Kaz go! He seems like he just gets 'it'. Really hope Sony does well with him at the helm.
El_Colombiano  +   1270d ago
I'm legit downed by this...
metsgaming  +   1270d ago
Anyone else get this email? I get emails from them with store updates all the time so i have email allowed and haven't received this. It says they are sending them out, should get it soon.
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cloud495  +   1270d ago
We can call it "Seen"
soundslike  +   1270d ago
You can call it whatever you want, I'm going to still call it PSN.
Liquid_Ocelot  +   1270d ago
ReservoirDog316  +   1270d ago
Haha, ooo.
Lord_Sloth  +   1270d ago
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ForROME  +   1270d ago
the sen "sin" network sounds great!
BaSeBaLlKiD721  +   1270d ago
Saying "network" would be redundant as it is already in SEN.
wolokowoh  +   1270d ago
PIN Number, ATM Machine,LCD display, and Hot Water Heater. These are just a few examples of the redundancies I hear all the time. We live in a world that is very redundant so it's best not to get hung up on these things
matt801  +   1270d ago
@forrome U mad bro?
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yesmynameissumo  +   1270d ago
The name doesn't let me play online for free. Call it whatever the hell you want.

EDIT: No, I'm just not whining like a puppy pulled from its momma's tit over a name. If you think the name does let you play online for free, ask yourself that question.
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jony_dols  +   1270d ago
'The name doesn't let me play online for free'

Have you been drinking paint stripper?

'No, I'm just not whining like a puppy pulled from its momma's tit over a name. If you think the name does let you play online for free, ask yourself that question.'

That makes no sense. SEN (formerly PSN) has always been a free to play online service.
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soundslike  +   1270d ago
Hes saying it doesn't matter what its called, its still the same *free* service.

don't always assume the worst.
MidnytRain  +   1270d ago
I think he's saying that nothing's changed and the services offered are still there regardless of what it's called.
KingSlayer  +   1270d ago
I think soundslike and MidnytRain understood what jony_dols complete missed.
Why o why  +   1270d ago
Lol, the WHOOOOOOSH award of the day goes to jony dols........
right over your head mate;)
tarbis  +   1270d ago
Hmmm... does this mean when the change occur, we'll be able to see and purchase games and dlcs from the stores of other regions like JP and HK w/o switching to region specific account?
That would be cool if they are able to implement that.
tiffac008  +   1270d ago
I'd love to see that and I'd also love to see Home (SEN city, like suggested above. lol!) to have no region restriction and have all Playstation gamers come together in one server but place on different location based on region, Like a real MMO.
Pl4sm4  +   1270d ago
that would be cool but u got to remember that unifying the region players would mean more lag and misunderstandings ... it could be cool as a choice but not forced
LoneWanderer09  +   1270d ago
Not a bad name, i can get use to saying SEN
SquidBuck  +   1270d ago
I remember awhile back Sony announced they were re-designing the PlaystationStore. Hopefully this update is why the store wasn't working properly for a couple of days.
Bladesfist  +   1270d ago
I doubt that renaming something stopped the store from working. First of all they would rename it in an offline build and only upload when its finished.
Gamer-Z  +   1270d ago
Ok thats cool but what about a dashboard update & cross game/party chat?
jwk94  +   1270d ago
XG chat won't come till next gen.
MacUser1986  +   1270d ago
Hopefully the "SEN" won't go down again like in 2011.
SignifiedSix  +   1270d ago
Troll somewhere else troll.
plmkoh  +   1270d ago
Certainly has some benefits, instead of paying for just PSN+, you'd probably get access to music/video unlimited etc
Neo Nugget  +   1270d ago
That would actually be a really awesome idea.

Maybe get a basic Music Unlimited subscription with your PS+ one?
Relientk77  +   1270d ago
I actually like the PSN name better, but if nothing changes except the name. I'll be happy with it.
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nevin1  +   1270d ago
1st Vita and now this?
dcortz2027  +   1270d ago
I don't like change.
rezzah  +   1270d ago
Humans naturally dislike change.
C0MPUT3R  +   1270d ago
evolve or die. as the saying goes.
nevin1  +   1270d ago
Besides PSN,I dont have any uses for Sony services.
Seventh_Blood_Reborn  +   1270d ago
So they are going to change the symbol too, I think.

Well, it' s good to me, I like the new name and I didn' t like the PSN symbol much. It's just a matter of a month or so to get used I think.

Plus I always welcome the changes if they are for improving, go Kaz! Show them who you are, I' m with you :D
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ninjagoat  +   1270d ago
i like it
SaffronCurse  +   1270d ago
Change is good
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FlareDReborn  +   1270d ago
I love it! But will we still call our PSNs, PSNs are Sens?
ScytheX3  +   1270d ago
ill still be calling it psn, just cause im use to it. personally think psn was better only cause it defined the gaming network sen is a mix of a few diff things
Jihaad_cpt  +   1270d ago
I think the "PSN" will exist within the SEN

like this


its just devided into three sectors/divisions
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Hx3KinG  +   1270d ago
yeah could be right mate!
Surfaced  +   1270d ago
This can't be real. Why isn't any well-known outlet reporting it yet?
EliteDave93  +   1270d ago
Becuse its a weekend?
1ben2  +   1270d ago
2 birds, 1 stone: - Remove bad PSN image with whole hacking incident - check!
- Show that PSN is no longer exclusively about "just playing games" but offers various Sony products
Pl4sm4  +   1270d ago
hahah ... and only 1 account to use in the ps3/4 ,vita , tablet , tv , phone ,pc ,ect.. preety cool :D
mechanicleman  +   1270d ago
your a tard its bringing everything into one instead of having multiple names for things.
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