Following the PlayStation Network breach earlier this year, Sony has now said that sales via its online gaming service are currently exceeding those from before the attack.
As part of a Sony conference at the IFA electronics show, and as reported by technology site Cnet, Sony CEO Howard Stringer explained
that the network has recovered and is now doing better than before, with 3 million new customers since coming back online.
"I'm pleased to tell you that the PSN is more secure and better than ever," he explained. "We are aggressively expanding its content. We have more than 3 million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyberattacks."
He continued, "This year, we at Sony have been flooded, we've been flattened, we've been hacked, we've been singed."
"But the summer of our discontent is behind us. "The past is a prologue to future possibility."
Sony brought its PSN services fully back online
at the start of June, with users once again able to use the PlayStation Store, redeem codes online and use the Music Unlimited suite.
Earlier this week, Sony revealed the Sony Entertainment Network
, a newly branded platform that will encompass the PlayStation Network service as well as Sony's music and video download services.