PSN Accounts Changing to Sony Entertainment Network Accounts
Sony has announced that all PlayStation 3 online accounts, formerly known as PlayStation Network accounts, will now be titled “Sony Entertainment Network accounts.” This comes as part of Sony’s efforts to phase out older services and terminology in favor of a more over-arching branding umbrella.
For those worried, don’t. The changes to accounts are completely cosmetic, and your account will see no systematic alterations.
In a Q&A with NeoGAF, a Sony spokesperson shed some more light on the decision to switch:
“The goal is for there to be one networked log-in for all Sony services. Changing the name ‘PlayStation Network account’ to ‘Sony Entertainment Network account’ helps clarify the unity between PSN and other Sony Entertainment Network services.”
Oddly, the PSP will not see such changes, as users will still see “PlayStation Network account” upon login. That doesn’t sound like unification to me.
Then again, the PSP is, in all truth, dead as a doornail, so it’s not surprising that Sony wouldn’t allocate time and resources to altering its systems as well.
What do you think? Is it pointless, or do you even mind?