Sony has confirmed that they will be rebranding their PlayStation Network with their next update scheduled for February 8th, from then on it will be known as Sony Entertainment Network (SEN). The company has started circulating an official email with the news that PSN users should be getting shortly if you haven’t already. The key thing about this is that it seems to be a purely cosmetic change, better aligning the capability with the overall company and not just its gaming division. Your username and password aren’t changing and Sony won’t require you to do so. It is also noted that PSP accounts won’t be getting a name change for now.
Sony says its goal in making the move is to enhance its digital offering and they feel it well help them in their goal of a global comprehensive network platform of services across games, movies, music and more, all accessible from one convenient account. Essentially, it’s just a strategic realignment similar to what Google has been doing with several of their services lately. As long as the services aren’t changing, I can’t really say I am all that bothered by the name change, it actually gives Sony an opportunity to incorporate more of their services into the platform and make them accessible across all their devices.
I won’t lie though, I will miss the PSN name, even though it was on the same backbone as several other services, it felt like it was this big huge thing that was just for us gamers. Oh well, what do you all think, do you care about the name change? Will you miss the calling it “PlayStation Network”? Hit us up in the comments and let us know what you think.