PSN accounts to become Sony Entertainment Network accounts
Published Saturday, Feb 4 2012, 10:09 GMT | By Mark Langshaw
Sony has announced that PlayStation Network accounts will become known as Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) accounts.
The rebranding has been implemented to create a "comprehensive network platform" of services across games, movies, music and other media.
"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," read an email from Sony to its subscribers.
"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."
Besides minor terms of service alterations, the change is in name only. Subscribers' username and password details will not change.
Sony says that the rebranding will be introduced with the next PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita software updates on February 8. The change will not be applied to PlayStation Portable for the time being.
This sounds silly. Can you imagine asking a friend if they fancy playing X game on 'SEN' later, instead of PSN? Ultimately, it doesn't change anything apart from the name, but still, it's going to take some getting used to.