But apparently we were worrying about nothing, as the company's announced that the PSN has picked up more than three million new users since the system's outage.

According to CNET, Sony gaffer Howard Stringer made the announcement during the company's IFA presentation yesterday in Berlin. In fact, Stringer was so confident in the network that he insisted it is more successful now than it ever was.

"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."

Until the next disaster of course, Stringer.