As many of you know, this week marked the third anniversary of PS3 and PlayStation Network for Japan and North America. At launch three years ago, PS3 was a cutting edge gaming console, ushering in the idea of a forward thinking format like Blu-ray that few people had heard of. Since then, there has been many updated to the PS3, in terms of both hardware and software.
Sony have been committed to delivering great games, features and services to PlayStation 3 owners, and will do so for at least the next seven years – all part of Sony’s 10 year plan.
In its infancy, PlayStation Network began as a free service to gamers offering an online commerce option for games and game content. Today, it offers an unrivaled social networking experience in PlayStation Home, a robust video delivery service for purchasing and renting SD and HD content from every major studio, social networking applications like Facebook, instant streaming content from Netflix, and a rich selection of more than 450 games for PS3 and PSP. And it still remains free.
Lets hope the momentum continues over the next several years, with more great games like Uncharted 2, MAG, Modern Warfare 2, LittleBigPlanet and other great titles.
As for Europe, their third anniversary will be in March 2010.