Home surpasses 6.5 million downloads, around 30% of all PS3 owners
Speaking to gameindustry.biz,Â Peter Edward, director of the PlayStation Home Platform Group, talked about the online world and he certainly made no effort in downplaying these figures, which amount to around 30% of all PS3 owners.
Considering that not all owners of the console have online capabilities, and many may only be interested in just playing games or movies, it really shows how big the service is to Sony and the impact it has made.
Peter also underlined the fact that many people are coming back to Home after their initial visits, and it is happening even more so now that continuously new content is being added like the recent Resistance 2 space.
He says that people are interested in using the interactive elements of spaces, and places like the Home Square are popular for communicating with fellow gamers. It’s also interesting to note that, for now, profit is not the driving factor in Home. Peter explains:
“It’s certainly not something that should be the driving force, not something that’s the driving priority at this stage of development. We have to focus on making sure we’re giving the community what they want, and making sure the platform itself is sufficiently capable and robust, and that the content is there. That’s definitely our priority.”
So, content is key for now with the profit aspect pretty much “taking care of itself in the future.”
Users are also taking advantage of the clubhouses and apartments where you can talk in a private environment. The team are also looking for ways to help gamers meet other people that they know in other spaces instead of the random nature that avatars are sortedÂ into spaces right now.
The Home team also promises other features up their sleeves coming soon, so watch out for those!