E3 11; Half a million people visit PlayStation Home
When it first launched over two and a half years ago, PlayStation Home was seen as a bold experiment by Sony, which, if marketed well, had massive potential. Unfortunately, despite a huge increase in the amount of content available in Home since then, most gamers have ignored the service, claiming that there is no real incentive to keep logging in.
However, it seems that Home isn’t quite as quiet as many of us thought, because half a million gamers logged into the service over E3 and visited Sony’s dedicated space for the event, which included a live stream of the company’s press conference. Last year’s similar Home space only attracted a quarter of a million visitors, although it did not include a live stream.
Sony are also giving away one hundred free PlayStation Home items to all users as part of their ‘Welcome Back’ package after the PSN outage. Everyone loves free stuff, so we suspect this had a significant impact on the amount of people logging into the service. Whether those users will continue to log in regularly remains to be seen, but this is certainly a step in the right direction for a service that many people thought was long dead.