PlayStation Network adds 3 million users following hacks
CEO suggests company is stronger and more secure than ever.
It appears that Sony has made a full recovery from the recent hacking activities on the network that forced a wide shutdown of services on the PlayStation Network. Gamers shut out from their favorite games for nearly a month, and the possibility of a privacy breach, have done little to slow the brands popularity however. Howard Stringer, who took heat during the PSN debacle of 2011, said today that the network is more secure and better than ever in recent comments.
“I’m pleased to tell you that the PSN is more secure and better than ever,” Stringer explained at a press conference for IFA“We are aggressively expanding its content. We have more than 3 million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyberattacks.” The CEO continued, “This year, we at Sony have been flooded, we’ve been flattened, we’ve been hacked, we’ve been singed,” he said. “But the summer of our discontent is behind us.”
The PlayStation Network recovered in part by offering its players a wealth of free games, services, and privacy protection to entice their return.