The PlayStation Network will be no more as of February 8th. It will be renamed as the “Sony Entertainment Network” or “SEN” for short.
If you have a current PSN account, you may have already received an email about the changes. Don’t worry, nothing is changing just the name of the brand. You don’t need to change your username or password or anything like that. Just remember not to say “PSN” anymore.
Here’s the email sent to PSN users:
PlayStation®Network Accounts Will Soon Be Renamed Sony Entertainment Network Accounts,
“On February 8, 2012, “PlayStation®Network accounts” will be renamed “Sony Entertainment Network accounts” or “SEN accounts”. This change will take effect at the same time as upcoming PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita* system software updates. After you update the system software on your PS3™ or PS Vita , you will notice that “PlayStation®Network accounts” have been renamed “Sony Entertainment Network accounts”. This change will not affect the naming of “PlayStation®Network accounts” when viewed on a PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. *PlayStation®Vita will launch from 22nd February, 2012.
This account change is a change in name only. You do not have to do anything and your username and password will not change.
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.
Your Sony Entertainment Network account also enables use of Sony’s non-game services such as Music Unlimited, Video Store of PlayStation®Store and PlayMemories Online (previously called Personal Space) across a variety of network-connected devices.
Thank you for your continued loyalty and support during this transition
For FAQs and more detail on this change please visit http://eu.playstation.com/support or http://en.support.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/
The Sony Entertainment Network Team”