Sony claims that this name change and TOS update will help them “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 Sony Entertainment Network account also enables use of Sony’s compelling non-game services such as Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and PlayMemories Online (currently called Personal Space) across a variety of network-connected devices.” We took a look at the new SNEI TOS and everything appears to be in order and we do not see anything to worry about here. Check out press release below for more details.
In particular, these are some of the additions and changes we have to these agreements:
- A description of our “What’s New” section, which provides topical information about our services and advertisements.
- Information about pre-ordering content.
- The name of your “PlayStation Network account” is changing to a “Sony Entertainment Network account.”
The rebranding of PlayStation Network accounts to Sony Entertainment Network accounts is a change in name only. Your username or password will not change, nor are we asking you to change them. On Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems, this rebranding will occur in connection with software updates for these devices. (Note, this change will not be applied to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system at this time.)
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.” 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.
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