Consumers are returning to Sony's PlayStation Network, but have done so in a cautious manner, highlighted by an upturn in sales of pre-paid PSN cards, former Sony Computer Entertainment Europe boss and current Capcom Europe head David Reeves has told ME Gamers.

"We have seen on PSN, and probably Sony are in a better place to tell you this, that there is a resurgence in people buying the generic PSN cards in retail stores rather than putting up their credit card details," said Reeves.

He added: "I think in the future they will make more non-generic cards, like game branded ones, such as Street Fighter or FIFA, or even Modern Warfare. But the generic ones have done well. People are playing it a bit safe at the moment because the hackers will be back [laughs], that's my personal opinion. I mean...they will right?

Back in June Sony said the PSN activity level had returned to 90 per cent of pre-hack levels.