PlayStation®Network Proves Content is King

June 23, 2009 Written by Anthony Severino


PlayStation®Network continues to be the preferred source for great downloadable entertainment content for PlayStation® fans. When FINAL FANTASY VII first launched more than a decade ago on PS one® console, it broke sales records and brought RPGs to a whole new audience, and now the epic game has become a blockbuster all over again via the PlayStation Network. Users continue to show their loyalty to the PlayStation platform and critically-acclaimed franchise by making FINAL FANTASY VII fastest selling PS one title on PlayStation Network since the game launched. In just two weeks, Final Fantasy VII has been downloaded over 100,000 times, making it the No. 1 downloaded game for the week ending 6/17 on PlayStationNetwork in North America.

FINAL FANTASY VII is one of the dozens of classic PS one games that will be available between now and the end of the year on PlayStation®Store. Upcoming summer releases including, Wild Arms 2, Mobile Light Force and Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol. These titles will join the more than 40 PS one games currently available on PlayStationNetwork, including Metal Gear Solid and Street Fighter Alpha 2. Thanks to the longevity, power and interoperability built into the PlayStation® brand, most of these classics are playable on both the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems, giving gamers an unprecedented means to go back and relive their glory days of gaming, whether on the go or at home.

With 25 million registered users and more than 500 million pieces of content downloaded to date worldwide, PlayStation Network continues to be a popular destination for premium downloadable entertainment content. PlayStation Network currently offers a vast library of content to choose from, including 200 innovative games, demos, trailers, 1,900 movies, 9,000 television shows and original content. With highly-anticipated, innovative titles such as Fat Princess hitting PlayStation Network later this summer, and an unequaled library of classic games to draw upon from more than 15 years of defining the gaming industry, PlayStation Network users have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Top PlayStation Network Downloads in North America: (as of 6.17.09)

* Top five add-ons downloaded last week
o Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 2
o Killzone®2: Flash & Thunder Pack
o Burnout Paradise Big Surf Island
o Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1
o LittleBigPlanet™ ICO Costume Pack
* Top five downloaded games last week
o Wolfenstein 3D
o Bomberman ULTRA
o Gunstar Heroes
o Trash Panic™
* Top five demos downloaded last week
o Fight Night Round 4 Demo
o Heavy Weapon Demo
o inFAMOUS Demo
o Overlord II Demo
o UFC 2009 Undisputed Demo

* Top downloaded movies last week
o Gran Torino
o Taken
o He’s Just Not That Into You
o The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
o Fired Up! (Unrated)
* Top downloaded TV shows last week
o Dexter | Season 3
o Family Guy | Season 7
o Dexter | Season 1
o Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series | Season 1
o Weeds | Season 4