Sony To Rename 'PlayStation Network' To 'Sony Entertainment Network' In February 2012

From Digital Spy:
PlayStation Network to be renamed Sony Entertainment Network

PlayStation Network is to be renamed Sony Entertainment Network, it has been revealed.

Sony has confirmed that the change will take place on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles from tomorrow, February 7 2012.

The move will make it "clearer and easier" so that users can access "all Sony products" with a single log-in, a spokesperson told Eurogamer.


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Over the weekend, it was thought that only PSN accounts would be rebranded, and not the service itself.

Besides minor terms of service alterations, the change is in name only. Subscribers' username and password details will not change.

"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," read an email from Sony to its subscribers.

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"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."

Sony has said the rebranding will not be applied to PlayStation Portable.

Last week, Sony named former PlayStation boss Kazuo Hirai as president of the company.

Sony also reported losses of over £1.3 billion in the last financial quarter.

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