PlayStation Home Now 12 Million Users Strong

PlayStation Home director Jack Buser bragged about the social network's latest population accomplishment, saying that Sony now has an impressive 12 million users signed up for the service worldwide. Why was Sony broadcasting that particular figure at GDC?

Buser was courting developers looking for a new platform, part of Sony's attempts to transform its 3D social network into a 3D gaming platform. According to Sony, Home is an "extremely sticky" service, that of those 12 million, the average "dwell" in Home is a good 60 minutes and that 85% of the PlayStation 3 owners who log in to the virtual world will log in again.

Expect PlayStation Home to feature "total game integration" with future PS3 games, both PSN and disc-based, in the coming years. Buser pitched the developers in the audience with the low cost, small team appeal of bringing their mini-games, short form games and massively multiplayer online projects to Home, noting that Home virtual items, like clothing, sell "really well," but that usable virtual goods in games like MMO Sodium One sell "really, really well."


Comments

    Ive got Home, Ive logged in more than once.. It held my interest for about 15mins..

    Id think I am typical of the majority of these '12 million' users..

    Hardly impressive.

    12 million people and still nothing to do

    My "hour" was mostly spent configuring my character, doing the tutorial followed by running around from place to place pressing the back button after being constantly asked to download something to access it.

    My second visit was me accidentally launching home when trying to get into the PSN Store.

    There hasn't been a third yet.

    It's pretty fun trolling idiots actually trying to pick up on this thing.

    I wonder how many of the 12 million users regret going onto Playstation Home?

    *raises right hand*

    I logged into home once yesterday and that was only because i read that i got a white knight chronicles figurine for my apartment in home.
    So i checked it out and low and behold there a giant white knight statue in my apartment on home... fun...

    12 million? Bullshit there is no way 12 million people are on that usless piece of crap.

    Sony counts the number of people who have ever been on Home even for a second, not the number of people who go on there regularly.

    I went once on home at launch fell asleep and did what all my friends did, deleted Home.

    Guess what I am going shopping in a real store, buy real clothes and meet my real friends, wow the graphics are so awesome better than PS3.

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