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E3 2011 Booths In Home Attract Over 500,000 Gamers

E3 2011 is over and this year's event drew 46,800 visitors. But not everyone could be in Los Angeles.

On the other hand, a whole lot of people have PlayStation 3 systems and access to PlayStation Home. Over 500,000 gamers flocked to the virtual E3 booths over the past week, which marks a record one-week total for the rapidly expanding social service. There are over 20 million registered Home users worldwide and after the PlayStation Network got hacked and Home finally returned, Sony offered over 100 free virtual items as an incentive to bring users back. But it was the E3 booths, which also featured live streaming from the event, that really hit hard. Last year, 5 times as many people visited the E3 booth in Home when compared to the actual show in LA...this year, there were 10 times as many virtual attendees. It's free and easy to check things out from anywhere in the country, right?

With over 230 games in Home and a ton of various spaces - not to mention the new PSXE Show in the Community Theater - there are a great many reasons to come visit.

Tags: ps home, playstation home, playstation 3, e3 2011

6/17/2011 12:30:39 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

Highlander
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 12:50:49 PM
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I was there, and got my 'NGP' accessory for Home. My avatar has her Vita already, I have to wait another 5-6 months. ;)

It was a big week for Home though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 2:14:08 PM

does your avatar look like any character?

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Highlander
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 2:40:44 PM

Not in particular, though I may work on that for the next PSX video party.

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DjEezzy
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 1:15:48 PM
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i've yet to visit home... Sounds like it's really starting to mature. I remember a bunch of people that were kind of 'meh' about home when it first started.

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frylock25
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 1:18:04 PM
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i couldnt get in home last night it was kind of annoying me. i did get in during e3 and check it out. i just tried again to get in home and i keep getting this network error. connection to the server was lost x80710016. dont know what that is about but i dont have the time to screw with it. rather play some games with the little time i have. still annoys me when something doesnt work right.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 2:15:49 PM
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I get booted off with an error all the time so i dunno.

Btw the PSX Home graphic in upper right feels wrong without the "E"

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 4:07:04 PM
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wow that many? Some games don't even sell that much.

PSHOME really is a nice place to relax in. I was going to watch the E3 conference there but was getting a lot of network errors. Still pretty cool, hope they do it next year.

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Highlander
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 4:37:04 PM

I think the infrastructure changes resulting from their data center move and the various issues this year have disrupted the balance of the Home servers. That kind of thing should improve rapidly now that the dust is settling.

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Alienange
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 6:22:23 PM
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Too bad E3 was an absolute bore this year. Well, except for that Far Cry 3 reveal.

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___________
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 4:39:58 AM
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surprised anyone could get it working!
im done with home for good!
wasted 200+MB downloading it, another 200 downloading the square, then another 180 i think it was for the E3 space so i could view this and the theater.
tried to watch there presser but this time instead of slow loading it did not load at all!
2 hours staring at a sexy black screen with a loading symbol on it!
no wonder i was so disappointed with there presser!
;)
am so pissed off!
wasted 580mb of my download usage in a month where i dont have much as it is for nothing!
im done with home, till sony bust down my door and use there own internet connection to get it working, its never going back on my ps3!

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