PSN to be renamed to Sony Entertainment Network (SEN)?
Some sources are reporting they've got e-mails from Sony, explaining the situation.
This seems to be legit, looks like PSN is going to be renamed on Feb 8, Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) is the name for the new Sony unified online services.
Apparently, the PlayStation Network will be renamed next week. The PSN will now take on the name of Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) on February 8th. This seems to be an attempt to unify all the company online services, and not only the gaming related ones.
This is the e-mail some users are getting since yesterday:
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
Nothing much will be needed from the user’s end, you'll just have to signing a new Terms of Service.
And the new logo was revealed, as you can see it above. Looks like Sony's plans to restructure the company are starting sooner than expected. So, for now RIP PSN!
Yes been fixed already or at least mine has so I could use my soul calibur code that I could not do on friday.
I do not think this has anything to do with dropping the playstation name at all as that like the term hoover for a vacuum when it comes to gaming, more a move to encourage multi sony purchases as you can use their services on each device with one account which is nice if you are a user of music unlimted and other sevices already not that I know how those services work . Also this has been happening for ages as the old webpage for access to your account to activate devices etc has been SEN for months and if I access it by my psn log in I get my phone, ps3's, psp and vita all shown as assigned to my account.