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Type of site
Video gaming
Commercial Yes
Launched 2006
Current status Active

PlayStation Universe ( is a website providing news and forums for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita platforms.


Launched in October 2006, is an online PlayStation magazine[1] primarily known for its exclusive news and reviews for the PlayStation 3 console and PlayStation 4. The site features up to the minute previews, features, interviews as well as a wide variety of multimedia content. is a collaboration between UK entrepreneurs Seb Hayes and Kieran O'Neill.[2] The current site is an amalgamation of two former PlayStation sites ( & which were launched in December 2003.

The site's forum members operate a [email protected] team (ranked #52 as of November 2008).[3] In February 2009, PS3Forums was redirected to; placing the forum under the brand. As of April 2011, the forums reached the 250,000 member mark.[4] Version 2

On 25 July 2007, Version 2 was launched.[5]

Version 2 features:

  • A wider aspect layout (1024px).
  • All new layout of homepage and sub-pages.
  • Tabbed recent articles on the homepage.
  • Video and image commenting and rating system.
  • Downloadable HD videos at full high definition resolution.
  • A PSU RSS feed. Version 3

On 30 January 2009, Version 3 was launched.[6] Trophy Portal

On 19 March 2009, PlayStation Universe added the most complete and up-to-date collection of all PlayStation Trophies on the web, featuring a large community component with user-submitted Trophy guides and difficulty ratings, as well as areas to chat about individual Trophies. The PSU Trophy Portal features over 3,500 Trophies from over 100 Trophy supported PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Network games.[7]

New management

In September 2010, PlayStation Universe was turned over to new management.[who?]


  1. ^ "Alexa Top 10k". Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Student sells dotcom business for $1.25 million". 4 June 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  3. ^ "[email protected] Team Summary Page 54376". 29 January 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  4. ^ Memberlist Archived 5 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Launches Version 2
  6. ^ Launches Version 3
  7. ^ launches PS3 Trophy Portal

External links

  • PSU - PlayStation Universe
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