While some predicted long-lasting negative effects for PSN support because of the hacking attack that brought the network down this Spring, it appears that the opposite has happened. Just three months later, the PSN is more popular than it has ever been on top of the improved security:
The PlayStation Network, Sony's hacker-beleaguered online game-play system, has recovered from its earlier woes and is growing again, Chief Executive Howard Stringer said today.
"I'm pleased to tell you that the PSN is more secure and better than ever," Stringer said at a news conference at the IFA electronics show here. "We are aggressively expanding its content. We have more than 3 million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyberattacks."