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R.I.P. PSN, Long Live SEN

Posted on February 4, 2012 AT 09:45am

THE BUZZ: Mark down February 8 on your calendar and get ready to say goodbye to the Playstation Network and hello to the Sony Entertainment Network. A member of the mega popular message board, Psykotik received this message from Sony:
Dear Psyko_2000,
On February 8, 2012, your “PlayStation®Network account” will be renamed a “Sony Entertainment Network account” or a “SEN account” in conjunction with Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation®3 system software and PlayStation®Vita system software updates. (Note, this change will not be applied to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system at this time.)
For general purposes, this account change is a change in name only. Your username or password will not change, nor are we asking you to change them. In accordance with this transition, some necessary naming changes will be made to the TOS and Privacy Policy.
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.
Thank you for your continued loyalty and support during this transition.
The Sony Entertainment Network Team
EGM’s TAKE: There you have it, it seems like Sony is interested in integrating their networks together to have a more homogenized experience on the user end. We must say, we rather like the name Playstation Network, it’s clear and to the point, but we suppose Sony Entertainment Network has its appeal. Whether or not new services will be introduced along with the new name is yet to be seen, but right now according to this message, the change for the time being seems to be in name only.

Source: NeoGaf

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