Between the outstanding Instant Game Collection that spans the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita and the mandatory subscription to play online on the PS4, the PlayStation Plus service has reached incredible heights since its inception. Sony announced in a post-earnings conference call with overseas investors that PS Plus has now been picked up by more than 7.9 million gamers.
7.9 million gamers! That’s an incredible attachment rate for a service that didn’t even exist five years ago.
PlayStation Plus costs $49.99 for 12 months. Not everyone buys in that size, but we’ll assume they do for the sake of simplicity. With 7.9 million subscribers, Sony is making $394,921,000 every single year. That number’s going, up, too!
To say that PlayStation Plus has been a success puts it lightly. Sony is making a truck load of money with a subscription service that most users consider well worth its price. Sure, not everyone enjoys the more indie selection that the Instant Game Collection has offered recently, but it’s hard to deny this platform’s viability with numbers like these.
7.9 million subscribers. That’s nearly the population of Switzerland. That’s crazy.