Average PlayStation Home User Spends 70 Minutes In Sony’s Virtual World

By Spencer . November 2, 2010 . 8:05pm

image Speaking at the Digital Media Conference, Peter Dille, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SCEA, talked about PlayStation Home. Sony’s Second Life style service has 16 million users and the average time spent in home is 70 minutes. "And, users are spending money, which is a big reason why we’re doing it [PlayStation Home]," Dille commented during that portion of his talk.


Dille also mentioned with PlayStation Network they are starting app-like initiatives such as Netflix. "Later this year we’re going to be introducing a music service that we don’t have today," Dille announced. He may have meant Qriocity, which was announced for Europe, but not confirmed for North America.


We spoke with Dille about PlayStation Move, PSP, and Ape Escape on our own. You’ll see that interview on Siliconera shortly.

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  • Aoshi00

    Is that 70 mins per week, or so far per person? Playstation Home? The lame hub filled w/ creepy avatars :(? (People have to watch Gerard Bulter’s “Gamers”, it has “Home” too, and Dexter). When I browse thru my XMB, sometimes I would hit Home by accident and would try to get out of it ASAP avoiding it like the plague lol.. That could be 70mins playing games.. instead of waiting for screens to load, or.. dancing?

  • OMG Peter Dille is plenty fantastic spokesperson. Home was nice for Sodium One, I spent many an hours in there.

  • It really attracted me at the beginning… but i got bored after 30 minutes and never used it again D:

  • I was interested in PlayStation Room (the PSP off-shoot of Home), but they discontinued that and it never made it outside of Japan. >8[

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    I’ll be interested again when there are less load times, less fees, more worlds, and more free, interesting activities that I don’t have to wait in line for, like the Red Bull games and Sodium’s Salt Shooter.

  • I think I spent 70 minutes there total since I bought my PS3. And I’m going to guess that about half that time was spent downloading the areas to visit.

  • hush404

    I’d say 70mins per session is prob spot on. The times I’ve used it… I bet it’s about 70 mins per visit. That said… I haven’t touched it in months. It’s kind of a fun diversion at times, but more often than not I just end up playing real games :P

  • I haven’t been there in months, but when I do go there, I guess I do spend a good deal of time. I usually only go in there when they’re showing something I want to see in the theatre or if there’s one of those interactive game thingies they did. Those were quite fun. Otherwise, I have enough real life friends, I don’t need to spend time in a virtual world.

    I do have to say, though, that I like that the avatars aren’t lame Mii-rip offs, but I do wish I could make my avatar’s hair the same length as my own. It’s weird to be able to customize every single facial detail, but not be able to get the hair right.

  • Chow

    I’ve started playing Playstation Home again quite a lot since this past weekend. I recently tried out Salt Shooter in it since they were celebrating the one-millionth player (I’m assuming they really mean total played games) and allowing people to play a couple of levels. I found it pretty interesting and wound up buying a bundle that includes the outfit that allows you full access.

    Of course, it’s about the only thing I’ve spent money on in Home.

  • maxchain

    Does NIS still have that dealy where you can bet on Prinny races? Maybe I’d consider working my way up to the seventy-minute mark.

  • malek86

    I’m having trouble trying to understand what exactly people are doing 70 minutes in there. I can’t think of any way to spend more than 2-3 minutes.

  • MemeticRichard

    Bah! None of you realize just HOW action-packed Home is. Spending 70 minutes in there is like watching a Die Hard marathon for 70 hours. And YOU are John McClane.

    Hideki Kamiya needs to take note of the climax action found in Home.

    • Its has its moments, randomly dancing never gets old, lol.Though reminds me of how I sit in the Modnation Racers lobby and just drive around in circles to have the fire trail behind me and crash into people, lol, its funny when more than 4 of us do it at the same time, lol.

  • thaKingRocka

    Does that 70 minutes include the 65 minutes needed to download and install it? Home is an abomination. I tried it out, and found it to be a thoroughly sad and miserable experience. If not for a bit of good old-fashioned immature griefing, I would have found nothing enjoyable in the slightest.

    It was like being in an avatar-filled version of a 1996 AOL chat room. It was a total sausage-fest with idiots galore crowding around the one “girl” and asking her for her age and location. I spent my time party-boying it up on the guys who were trying to spit the lamest of game. They really didn’t like that.

  • kupomogli

    The only thing Home is good for is to either go to the Godfather 2 area or the EA area and play Texas Holdem. I went there one time to walk around all the areas and then got stuck playing Poker for a few games. Other than that I haven’t went there.

    When I was there though, a lot of people seemed like friends and were just standing around talking to each other. You’re going to sit around in a fake world talking to each other? PS3 has a chatroom feature if you wanted to do that.

  • sam

    i have been on HOME recently…it seems to have gotta alittle better since the introduction.

    things like the playground where you can play HORSE(basketball), Dragon Play(mini-golf type game), Bowling of course, MIDWAY (carnival type games), EA where you play Pole-Position type game and Poker..there is more i think just haven’t been around

    i have spent most of my time in Midway and Bowling.

  • MisterFoxInc

    Wait… people actually play this?

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