Network Update: 25 Million Users, 500 Million Content Downloads
We have ESP. The morning after posting our article, "Network Outstripping Live," Sony sent out a press release entitled, "PlayStation Network Proves Content Is King." Ironic much?
Anyway, in addition to announcing that FFVII had already been downloaded 100,000 times, Sony also revealed upcoming PS1 classic releases, including Wild ARMs 2 (which we already knew about), Mobile Light Force and Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol. There are currently more than 40 PS1 titles available for download on the PlayStation Store, and as a reminder, all of them can be played on either the PlayStation 3 or PSP. The press release further confirms some impressive numbers: 25 million registered users, 500 million pieces of content downloaded worldwide to date, 200 games, demos, and trailers, 1,900 movies, 9,000 TV shows and pieces of original content, etc. Add all this together, and you've got one stellar service that has continued to make strides with every passing week; Thursdays are always fun, aren't they? Some may argue that Live is still more popular, but the gap has closed quickly, and as the Network is still free, it seems one service definitely has the edge right now. Oh, and we can't wait for Fat Princess, which - although it has been delayed - is still set to hit this summer.
If you haven't been checking the Store for new content lately, you're definitely missing out on a slew of stuff. There's gotta be something on there for you!
6/23/2009 Ben Dutka