PlayStation Home Hits 10 Million Users

| 18 Dec 2009 15:32

Sony has announced that 10 million PS3 owners have logged into Home since the service launched, and some may have actually done so more than once.

Sony's PlayStation Home has had its share of difficulties since it entered open beta a year ago - a lack of content and a strange identity crisis chief amongst them - but that hasn't stopped people from giving it a chance: Sony announced earlier that 10 million PSN users had logged into Home, reports Gamasutra. On the other hand, there is no indication whether or not the service has improved on its disappointing 25% return rate.

To help remedy the "lack of content" issue, Sony is opening the doors on two new in-game spaces, based on Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Insomniac's Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time. A third space, based on Evolution Studios' MotorStorm, is expected to open shortly - which is a bit strange given that MotorStorm came out in early 2007. Better late than never, I guess?

Sony will also be attempting to get people back into Home with its "Freemium" action game Sodium - possibly one of the silliest titles I've heard in a very long time (you might want to take it with a pinch of salt, that's all I'm saying). Sodium, a "an arcade-style shooter wrapped inside of an MMO framework," will be played inside Home and will have a heavy reliance on microtransactions. Come on, Sony, haven't you heard that too much sodium is bad for you?

Okay, I should stop now before I end up salting the earth with too many more bad puns.

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