Speaking to Gama, PlayStation Home boss Jack Buser said that the online service has been a “very good business model… and quite profitable.”
“With numbers like we have, it goes without saying that Home has been a huge success for our company, something that we have been very proud of,” he added.
The service was launched at the end of 2008 and now has over 100 games as well as 50 virtual Home spaces. Also, each Home user spends at least 70 minutes per session. Hard to believe, so we’ll have to take his word for it.
PlayStation Home has had 14 million users since launch. Incredible.
Activision today announced that they will be opening up a presence for Guitar Hero in PlayStation Home, letting PS3 users interact, communicate and share experiences together in one unified space.
Dubbed “Backstage with Guitar Hero”, the space will be a themed backstage lounge and massive concert venue where users will be able to meet up, hang out and check out videos for upcoming titles in the franchise. It will add more functionality over time.
PlayStation Home is being built up to be quite an extravaganza for Sony, who isn’t exactly letting anyone with a dev kit near the project. The company has announced which developers are going to work on content for the title, revealing quite a few big name titles.
Major names include EA, Activision, Konami, Capcom and Ubisoft. However, the list still omits major players including Square Enix, Take-Two and THQ.