PlayStation Store spending soars

Gamers drop 70 per cent more in 2010

Figures show PS owners spending like there's no tomorrow.

The PlayStation Store had something of a bumper year in 2010, according to Sony America’s Pierre Gravereau. The virtual emporium’s takings were up 70 per cent in 2010 according to the exec, who has was speaking at this year’s Game Developers Conference.

Why the surge? Well PSN accounts now sit at 70 million, with 60 per cent more people looking around the PlayStation Store in 2010 compared to 2009. Gravereau says 80 per cent of PlayStation owners are now connected to the web.

Sadly, Gravereau didn’t actually hand over any precise figures, instead relying on percentage points to make his case. Still, it shows that the PS3 is managing to keep up the pace with Xbox Live.

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Via Eurogamer