psnThis year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2009) Sony talked about the numbers concerning the PlayStation Network and especially the progress of the PSN in terms of popularity and revenue. Since everybody was keen to find out more, Sony decided to reveal the full statistics regarding activity in the PlayStation Network. So, without further ado, here are the numbers as reported by Sony to IGN:

PlayStation Network registered users worldwide: 17 million+
Number of community-created LittleBigPlanet levels: Nearly 300,000
Times those LBP levels have been played: 68 million
Number of movies on the Video Store: 1,200
Number of TV shows on the Video Store: 3,000
Purchase or Rental?: More than 70 percent of video transactions are purchases
Number of PlayStation Home users: 3.4 million+
Number of downloads made in Home: 900,000+
Number of downloadble games for North America: 153
Number of those games release during the last quarter of 2008: 75
Number of games with DLC in North America: 70

Pretty impressive numbers, I must admit, which makes me wonder… since the PlayStation 3 is the last-placed console of the current generation, how would Microsoft’s stats look like?