Sony has today announced that the PlayStation Network will be rebranded in an update coming on February 8th.
Since Sony launched the PlayStation 3 and also the PlayStation Portable, the name PlayStation Network (PSN) has become a household name, but Sony has revealed that the service will be rebranded with the new name, Sony Entertainment Network (SEN). Sony has revealed that the reasoning behind this change is to tie the whole media space that is offered on Sony entertainment products into one account.
“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,” read an email from Sony to its subscribers.
“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.”
The change to the name of the service will not effect any users though as no usernames or password details will be effected. The new update is due on February 8th for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. At present, no plans have been announced to include this update for PlayStation Portable users.