January PSN downloads nearly top eight million

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today that PlayStation Network downloads reached almost eight million during the month of January 2008.

Exact figures totalled in at 7.9 million, up from 6.6 million the previous month. Overall, 52 million pieces of content have been downloaded by consumers over the PlayStation Store since its launch in November 2006.

The service currently has 2.9 million users registered in North America.