This week, Howard turned the page on the whole incident, saying that PSN is not just back, but has actually grown by more than 3 million users since coming back online. According to a report on GameSpot sister-site CNET News, Stringer dropped the news during an address at the IGA electronics show in Berlin this week.
"This year, we at Sony have been flooded, we've been flattened, we've been hacked, we've been singed," Stringer said. "But the summer of our discontent is behind us."
Stringer also emphasized that PSN is "more secure and better than ever," saying sales on the service have exceeded what they were before the hacking occurred.
"Because Sony offered LBP 1 as a freebie, the number [of people in the game's online community] rocketed up. I imagine a lot of the creators were just sort of, 'OK, I'm just going to make something ready to unleash when it comes back on.'"