E3 2009: PlayStation Home Update
You may not have heard much about it since its launch in December of last year, but plenty of people have flocked to this innovative online social community.
Jack Tretton had some impressive statistics to report during Sony's E3 press conference today, and it began with the fact that there are 6.5 million Home members, and even more importantly, 85% are "return users." This follows hot on the heels of the PSN numbers, which sit at 24 million active accounts and 475 million pieces of content downloaded to date. Furthermore, there have been over 1.5 million "engagements" in the EA Sports Home space since it opened last month, and Tretton promises much more in the way of content in the future. Many publishers will contribute to Home, including EA, Ubisoft, Activision, Capcom, Namco and Eidos, and as our host said, Home is where gamers want to go to "connect with their friends and favorite franchises." If you only wandered into Home when it first launched and haven't been back since, you'll be surprised at the new size and scope of this virtual community. And remember, they're only going to keep adding to it, so keep checking back.
This wasn't exactly the highlight of the conference, but it's good to know that a massive undertaking like Home is doing well.
6/2/2009 Ben Dutka