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PSN sales up last quarter, PS Plus membership nearly doubled during E3 week

PlayStation Network has been hitting its stride over the last three months, posting its highest "transactional sales" quarter yet in its six years of existence. In layman's terms that means more people purchased content directly through PSN from April through June of this year than ever before in...

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PlayStation Plus 'amplified' with more games, all other offers remain in place

During Sony's E3 2012 press conference, Jack Tretton announced the addition of a bunch of new games to PlayStation Plus as part of an "amplified" PS Plus relaunch. However, it wasn't clear exactly how the service was changing, beyond the offer of LittleBigPlanet 2 et al. the next day. Is PS Plus...

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PlayStation Home relaunches on PS3 tomorrow

That's right, if you've been anxious to see PlayStation Home's transformation for yourself, you'll get a chance to download the new client sometime tomorrow. Or you could just watch a video. Entirely up to you. As we've covered before, the update brings with it newly themed districts, some...

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PlayStation Home relaunches this fall with a questing system, themed districts

Big things are happening in PlayStation Home this fall. Sony has announced that an entirely new Home experience is currently in the works, one which it hopes will better cater to the needs of its users and offer a better experience overall. Home will relaunch with a new Hub and destinations based...

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PlayStation Home is a good, profitable business, says Sony's Buser

Ask anybody what they think about PlayStation Home and you'll likely get one of two reactions: "What is that?" and "Meh." For PlayStation Home director Jack Buser, however, it's quite the accomplishment -- a "very good business model for PlayStation, and quite profitable," he told Gamasutra. ...

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PlayStation Home population at 12 million

PlayStation Home director Jack Buser kicked off Sony's final day of GDC 2010 panels, announcing that the virtual community's worldwide userbase now stands at 12 million. The population has grown by two million users since December 2009, and is double of what it was in June of last year. Buser...

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Sony discusses PlayStation Home's shift from social network to 'game platform'

Aside from providing a venue for a wonderfully childish gender bending game, PlayStation Home initially failed to offer PlayStation 3 users much of a playground. But the various Home spaces and minigames implemented by third-party developers have changed Sony's thinking, according to platform...

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Sony calls PlayStation Home a 'perfect storm,' next generation of content coming

PlayStation Home may be a fledgling platform, but its director, Jack Buser, thinks the unique 3D social space is turning into a "perfect storm." Within its three months of service, Home has grown quite a bit, and will continue to grow as it secures more publisher support. "You have publishers and...

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GDC09: PlayStation Home to feature three new spaces every month

Have you seen everything there is to see in the Red Bull Air Race? Have you met with gamers in the Warhawk and Resident Evil 5 spaces? Hankering for more? No problem -- Sony's online community is rapidly expanding, whether you want it to or not. Jack Buser, director of PlayStation Home, promised...

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Home's director Buser keynotes Engage! Expo in March

Jack Buser, director of PlayStation Home, is coming to the Big Apple. He'll be leaving the confines of Sony's virtual world and taking time off from quincying just to talk about Home in his keynote at Engage! Expo. No doubt he's there to gloat on how the social space / virtual marketplace has sold...

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