PSN to be renamed on Feb 8, say hello to SEN
Sony to unify online services with the Sony Entertainment Network.
The PlayStation Network will take on the name of Sony Entertainment Network on February 8th, as the Japanese company begins to unify its online service across all of its platforms.
The change is touted as a means to “establishing a global comprehensive network platform of services across games, movies, music and more, all accessible from one convenient account.”
Fortunately, nothing much is needed from the user’s end – except signing a new Terms of Service. PS3 and Vita will soon require an update, formally making the change on the systems themselves. All of the account information, including IDs, addresses and passwords will stay as-is.
Sony is currently sending out emails informing PSN users of the change. If you haven’t received yours, here’s what it will say:
On February 8, 2012, your “PlayStation®Network account” will be renamed a “Sony Entertainment Network account” or a “SEN account” in conjunction with Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation®3 system software and PlayStation®Vita system software updates. (Note, this change will not be applied to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system at this time.)
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.” 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.
Thank you for your continued loyalty and support during this transition.
The Sony Entertainment Network Team
PSN – lay peaceful, good friend.