Sony Brings ‘Sony Entertainment Network’ to Europe

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In autumn of last year Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) revealed a rebranding of the user accounts on the PlayStation Network as ‘Sony Entertainment Network’ accounts. Having launched in the US last night, little has changed to the functionality of the service other than offering a more consolidated cross-platform branding akin to Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE, however the publisher is committed to the move, with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) having brought the changes to European servers this morning.

As the changes come into effect throughout the PAL territories, beginning with the new firmware update which is now live, all PlayStation Network accounts will be known as Sony Entertainment Network accounts. The new update for affected systems and services – including PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable Electronic Theatre Image (PSP) – is delivered partly as notification of the changes. The official details regarding the change from SCEE follow below, and  Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest on the newly rebranded Sony Entertainment Network.




Statement from SCEE:

On February 8, 2012, “PlayStation®Network accounts” will be renamed “Sony Entertainment Network accounts” or “SEN accounts”. This change will take effect at the same time as upcoming PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita* system software updates. After you update the system software on your PS3™ or PS Vita , you will notice that “PlayStation®Network accounts” have been renamed “Sony Entertainment Network accounts”. This change will not affect the naming of “PlayStation®Network accounts” when viewed on a PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. *PlayStation®Vita will launch from 22nd February, 2012.

This account change is a change in name only. You do not have to do anything and your username and password will not change.

This transition is based on Sony’s goal to enhance its unique digital entertainment offering. As a series of these activities Sony started last September, PlayStation®Network will be aligned with “Sony Entertainment Network”. This helps us get closer to our goal of establishing a global comprehensive network platform of services across games, movies, music and more, all accessible from one convenient account.

Your Sony Entertainment Network account also enables use of Sony’s non-game services such as Music Unlimited, Video Store of PlayStation®Store and PlayMemories Online (previously called Personal Space) across a variety of network-connected devices.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support during this transition

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