Since then it has grown like crazy. Most of the pressure on Sony's PSN came from Microsoft's XBOX Live which in 2006 was miles ahead. Now, not so much. Sony have improved their PSN drastically over the past few years and there seem to be no signs of slowing down.
"I don't think there's a lot of 'catch up' [with XBL] anymore. In some cases, I think we've got more, and we've got some other things they don't have. In terms of strengths, of course we're still free, and we're giving you a lot for free."</blockquote>

There are still leaps forward the PSN could take but for now we're more than happy with the service. And so should everyone.