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Sony: 3M New PSN Users Since Restoration
Sony: 3M New PSN Users Since Restoration
September 1, 2011 | By Mike Rose

September 1, 2011 | By Mike Rose
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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.


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Jose Talbott
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I'm glad to see that, the cyber terrorist best laid plans come back and kick in the balla's, people that intelligent shouldn't being trying to be more constructive with their talents. I'm extremely happy that Sony was not only able to get past this intrusion but actually profit and attract more members. This a win for the industry, that constantly deals with assholes who destroy and steal other people hard work in some vain attempt at internet glory (hahaha) or some self righteous ideals that are total BS.

Paul Shirley
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Did Stringer set out to invite round 2 or just not think before making this self congratulatory speech?



Suppose it's one way to check if they spent the money wisely or bought another security crock ;)


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