Sony: PSN Attack Allowed Sony To Improve The Platform
We all have to learn from our mistakes.
In a TechRadar interview with Sony senior director of global business strategy and development So Saida, the executive stated that the attack on the PlayStation Network has thankfully resulted in a better all-around service.
Saida said the outage "woke up our dormant customers" and Sony has gone on to improve the platform, the content, and how we access that content. As it turns out, the "new" PSN is actually more profitable:
"We have increased the revenue of games by 14 percent. We have acquired 800,000 active users for Music Unlimited, five percent revenue for Video Unlimited and we now have three million accounts for this service."
Saida added that the Welcome Back package was a definite catalyst behind the upswing in activity and sales; the package included four free games each for the PS3 and PSP, a free one-month trial for PlayStation Plus (or a free two months for existing subscribers), and free access to Qriocity for a month. As we look forward, it seems the PSN is healthier and more robust than ever, but we always to have to remember that cybercrime is often indiscriminate and definitely endless.
So everyone everywhere just needs to remain vigilant.
10/24/2011 10:23:11 AM Ben Dutka