3m new PSN users since security breach

"Summer of our discontent is behind us."

Sony has added three million new PlayStation Network accounts since the widely-publicised security breach earlier this year that shut the service down for more than a month and compromised users' personal details.

According to CNET, CEO Howard Stringer made the announcement during a presentation at the IFA electronics show in Berlin yesterday, insisting that the platform is more successful now than it was before the hack.

"I'm pleased to tell you that the PSN is more secure and better than ever," he said.

"We are aggressively expanding its content. We have more than three million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyber attacks.

"This year, we at Sony have been flooded, we've been flattened, we've been hacked, we've been singed. But the summer of our discontent is behind us. The past is a prologue to future possibility."

Next up for the electronics giant is a pair of new PlayStation-friendly tablets, a bonkers VR headset and its new Vita handheld.

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