PlayStation Network (PSN) is a digital online gaming entertainment service by Sony Interactive. PSN was first introduced in November 2006. It initially apprehended online gaming through the video gaming consoles of PlayStation. PSN was later extended to be incorporated with Blu-ray players and high-definition TVs as well as in tablets and smartphones. There have been approximately 110 million of PSN users documented, and 65 million of them are active on a monthly basis.
PSN services are exclusive to online marketplaces known as the PlayStation Store. For enhanced gaming, movie streaming, high-quality social features, purchases and rentals, there has to be premium subscription to the service specifically to PlayStation Video and PlayStation Plus. It also has cloud-based programming service on televisions, cloud gaming and music streaming all available in PlayStation Vue, PlayStation Music and PlayStation Now.
About the Brand
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After that, Sony launched PlayStation 2 as its second console in year 2000. PlayStation 2 contains basic features on selected games by means of its online network. It has required network adapters which are add-ons to the original model and combined with the hardware of the slim line models. During those times, Sony has not provided the system a cohesive service, network features were not supported and the cross-game has no interoperability. But after five years, they have developed their third console, PlayStation 3, which was further improved with functionality and interconnected service that kept users in touch through the network of the ‘PlayStation World’.
‘PlayStation Network Platform’ was officially launched by Sony in 2006 which introduced their integrated online service. It was in June 2010 when they propelled noncompulsory premium subscription (PlayStation Plus) providing accessibility to special content, store discounts, complimentary games and forthcoming games.
2012 was when Sony Computer Entertainment acquired the service of Gaikai for game streaming. It has strengthened them and gained assets from the market rival of Gaikai, OnLive. Gaikai technology was powered PlayStation Now in 2014. 2015 was PSN’s golden year with Xbox Live. It became the leading entertainment service of Sony Entertainment with its unifying games, video, music and television. PlayStation Network evolved as the most inclusive brand for digital entertainment.