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    PlayStation Plus boasts nearly 8 million subscribers

    Sony's PlayStation Plus service has climbed to 7.9m members, the company has confirmed.

    The firm revealed the figure during a post-earnings conference call with international investors earlier this week, following Sony's earlier announcement that its PlayStation 4 hardware had reached 13.5m sales worldwide.

    It's not clear how the number breaks down among available platforms - though Games Industry notes that earlier this year Sony CEO Kaz Hirai claimed approximately half of PS4 owners had signed up.

    PS Plus is required for online multiplayer in most premium priced (not free-to-play) PS4 games, but not for PS3, PS Vita or PlayStation TV titles. The PSN service provides users on all platforms access to exclusive discounts, free downloadable offerings, and cloud storage for save games.
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    8 million PS4 owners have PS+?

    8 million is a low number if you add up all the platforms sold.

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    That's 59% of the consoles sold, though some must be consolidated for those owning multiple PS4s or having multiple accounts on one system. Not bad at all for a paid service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerevar View Post
    That's 59% of the consoles sold, though some must be consolidated for those owning multiple PS4s or having multiple accounts on one system. Not bad at all for a paid service.
    Or it is 11% of all PS4, PS3, and Vita owners. Assuming just a single account per console. Multiple accounts would lower the percentage. So I am curious to know if this 8 million is only referring to PS4 owners.

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    IIRC they said back in the Summer that 50% or so PS4 owners had Plus which back then would be around 3-4 mil, so I'd assume this is across all 3 platforms. Without it being forced on PS3 or Vita, that number sounds about right. Would be even lower on PS4 if not forced, quite a few people on Gaf have let their sub run out due to the PS4 games being mostly indie, which I totally expected would be the case after putting online behind the paywall. People are gonna sub with or without free games with that, just like XBL.

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    as opposed to? how many does Xbox have? 30m+?

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    Doesn't matter what the Xbox has...everything doesn't need to be compared, but I'm pretty sure someone will have that data for you


    8 million unique ps4 plus users? Maybe

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    Xbox Live Gold subscribers are somewhere over 20 million, I think. Aren't they different services though with most apps behind a paywall in Microsoft's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar View Post
    as opposed to? how many does Xbox have? 30m+?
    48 million total accounts as of last year. Around half of the 48 million are gold subs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Metal King Slime View Post
    Xbox Live Gold subscribers are somewhere over 20 million, I think. Aren't they different services though with most apps behind a paywall in Microsoft's?
    paywall was removed a few months ago.

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    48m is pretty impressive. i'm thinking Sony will get there but might be a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar View Post
    48m is pretty impressive. i'm thinking Sony will get there but might be a while.
    Sony apparently has 110m total psn accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    Sony apparently has 110m total psn accounts.
    considering you needed to sign up for it to play online and many people made multiple accounts. not surprised. probably a lot less unique ones. then add the fact how many people made multiple unique family accounts because it was free.

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    Considering Xbox Live Gold has been around for a lot longer then of course it's going to have more subscribers. PlayStation Plus has been out for four years and recently on a console that's outperforming the competition so it may surpass it one day.
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    Yeah that was Sony's only mistake with PS2 IMO, not giving it an actual online "platform", rather doing it the PC way of leaving it up to the devs/pubs.

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    And with all those subs it still runs poorly too often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy_gooner View Post
    And with all those subs it still runs poorly too often.
    that might be the reason why though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal View Post
    Or it is 11% of all PS4, PS3, and Vita owners. Assuming just a single account per console. Multiple accounts would lower the percentage. So I am curious to know if this 8 million is only referring to PS4 owners.
    You could be an user that owns all three devices and still be count as one account on the PS Plus right? So 11% doesn't seem right to me.




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