PlayStation Home’s evolved a great deal since its launch in 2008. It’s went from a (personal) bore-fest to a flourishing community of PlayStation Network users interacting across a variety of areas and through a number of social games and events. With tomorrow being Home’s second birthday, Sony’s lifted the lid on the stats and some upcoming content for the social platform.
Let’s talk stats, first. In 2008, Home had a global user base of 0.2 million.; in 2010, Home has a user base of 17 million. In 2008, there were only 9 games for Home users to try their hands at; in 2010, there are 236 games. In 2008, there were a mere 114 virtual items for Home subscribers to purchase; in 2010, over 7,000. Finally, in 2008, Home saw a disappointing 25 events.; in 2010, it saw over 600 events.
The image below nicely illustrates the boost.
A lot is on the way for 2011. A post on the PlayStation.Blog teases a few big names, including the now available Novus Prime and Midway 2, as well as the upcoming mystery action/puzzle game Conspiracy and Sodium 2.
If you haven’t launched Home in a while, I do suggest you try it out. It’s changed drastically over the past couple of years.