Sony launched an optional premium subscription service on top of the free PSN service in June 2010. Lasting 23 days, this outage was the longest amount of time the PSN had been offline since its inception in 2006. Both services were flooded with millions of inauthentic connection requests, making it hard for genuine users to establish a connection. Friends list, allowing for 100 friends on PS3 and up to 2000 friends on PS4 and The Tomatis method for children description Vita.
Online gaming, including cooperative and competitive multiplayer, matchmaking and cross-platform play in supported titles. Parental controls, limiting access to age restricted content and shopping cart, including block list, for barring other users from contact. Portable ID: A small infographic, showcasing a user’s Online ID and trophy level, intended for use as a forum signature. Share Play allows users to invite an online friend to join their game session, even if they do not own a copy of the game. The Playroom: Play a collection of augmented reality mini-games, or turn your living room into a TV studio and broadcast live.
Two types of accounts can be created: Master accounts and Sub accounts. A master account allows full access to all settings, including parental controls. It can range from 3 to 16 characters in length and consist of letters, numbers, hyphens and underscores. A user’s Online ID is central to your PSN profile and is displayed when playing online games and using other network features. It must be unique, inoffensive and cannot be altered.
Users have the option to disclose their real name aside their Online ID, add a personal description, exhibit a profile picture or avatar, and list all spoken languages. Profiles also include a summary of a player’s Trophy level and recent activity. There are four different types of trophy awarded. The graphic showcases a user’s trophy level and number of trophies awarded.