Sony's online community in numbers

PlayStation Home attracts 7 million residents

Sony’s director of the PlayStation Home online community Peter Edward has detailed the success of the service with several statistics on its users.

Over 7 million PS3 owners have registered to use Home, 3 million of which are based in Europe, reports GamaSutra. 6 million virtual items have been purchased on the service, on which subscribers visit for sessions averaging 56 minutes in length.

80 per cent of Home users fall into the male, 18-35-year-old demographic; less than the 90 per cent Sony was expecting.

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