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20 million sign up for PlayStation Network

Over $180 million spent on digital content via PS3 and PSP; 4 million Home users

Sony has revealed that over 20 million users have registered PlayStation Network accounts as of February 20, 2009.

The figure comes two years and three months after the service went live on November 11, 2006, offering PS3 and PSP users access to digital content, multiplayer gaming and other social features.

The Network is available in 55 countries and regions, with Sony stating that over 600 PlayStation titles now incorporate online play.

The PlayStation Store features more than 14,500 items of digital content, said Sony, including full games, demos, and over 5900 movie and TV episodes.

To date, over 380 million pieces of content have been downloaded via PSN, with sales exceeding USD 180 million.

Sony also said that the number of Home users now exceeds 4 million, less than 2 months after it went live in December, while the Life with PlayStation service has 2.6 million users.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.