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Old 20-11-2009   #1
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PSN has more users than LIVE?

just discovered this article, which announces that the playstation network has 31 million accounts, and if you do a google search for "how many users does xbox live have 2009" i only find results stating 20 million!! so PSN has 11million more? yes if you consider alot of people including myself have multiple accounts it maybe goes down to roughly 25million unique users at a push, but LIVE users also have multiple accounts so their 20 million also drops.

so yeah i thought i would share this with you guys! personally i think its a massive achievement! :D

article - http://playstationlifestyle.net/2009...-base-figures/
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Old 20-11-2009   #2
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oh WOW this should shut those fanboys up sayin that live is better
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Old 20-11-2009   #3
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Well I'd assume it's because people with no intention of playing online still make PSN accounts where as non-online 360 users don't pay for something they wont use.
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Old 20-11-2009   #4
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With the amount of times things have been given away for free or released early in some territories I wouldn't be at all surprised if most if not all of those extra accounts PSN has over Live are because of multiple account creation, I mean I have my main Canadian account (for PSN card use and any actual gaming), a US account, an EU account and two more Canadian accounts as alternate profiles for myself/other people, so 5 accounts for one person and I know I'm not the only one because some people I'm sure would have accounts in Japan or somewhere in Asia, plus take into account people who don't game that still get an account because, hey it's free, why the heck not and we may have more accounts but the amount of active users is still far lower than XBOX Live, we proved that earlier this year when the Battlefield game contest was running so I wouldn't call it a massive achievement, let alone an achievement, it's simply too easy to create multiple accounts or make one and forget about it.
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Old 21-11-2009   #5
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yeah its probably what X_racer said, people will have more than 1 account just because they can and not necessarily because there's more users than live, its really obvious why people will only have 1 live account because the more accounts they have, the more they need to pay but with PSN, why wouldn't u have multiple accounts after all it is free
I'm probably one of the few people with a PS3 who only has 1 account
plus again, as X_Racer says, there is more active users probably due to the fact that theres more 360s out there and people with multiple PSN accounts not using a lot of their accounts to do stuff regularly
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Old 21-11-2009   #6
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yeah i hear ya! i also have multiple accounts as i said but i doubt theres more than say 5/6 million 'other' accounts? but LIVE users ALSO have extra/multiple accounts(they also include silvers) they dont use, my step-bro has 3 and his brother has like 5 lol so even if you take away these multiple ps3 accounts(and then the live ones) theres still more than LIVE? i still think its a big achievement for sony either way!

and m0tl3sl4yer nah because with each NEW live account you can get a months free gold service, ALOT of people use the month for free(again my step brother for instance lol) by making new accounts and then leave that account when its ran out and create a new one.

plus the 650 million downloads of content is pretty damn good, LIVE is at the 'billion' mark but its still a high amount :D
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Old 23-11-2009   #7
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PSN numbers do not relate directly to number of PS3s because PSN takes into consideration the number of accounts created for PSPs also.
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Old 24-11-2009   #8
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that's also another reason why there's more users, not because there's more PS3s but because PSPs are also included in that.
people who have an account on a PSP might not even have a PS3 but they're still included in the number of accounts due to their PSP account
we all know that there's a lot more 360s out there than PS3s, which hopefully won't be the case forever
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Old 24-11-2009   #9
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but wait you dont NEED an online account to use ps3/psp offline? but i never actually considered psps, so my bad on that but psps + ps3s or not this isnt consoles its online accounts for PSN & LIVE, but it is what it is at the end of the day even if its looked at as psps and ps3s and multiple accounts it still adds upto more than live lol and it makes me happy lol
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Old 27-11-2009   #10
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even though you have so many more accounts than live, since it is multiple accounts, or PSP accounts, we still are not going to have so many people online at once compared to the live.
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