PlayStation Plus Reaches 7.9 Milllion Subscribers; Sony Plans to Launch in China Early Next Year

During its earnings call for overseas investors and analysts Sony Announced that PlayStation Plus has reached 7.9 million subscribers, and that it's planning to launch in China early next year.

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madmonkey011509d ago

i have been disappointed with the free games lately, seems to have had a definite down turn across all platforms, if i hadn't paid up a year in front i would have cancelled by now as i dont play online on my ps4 at all anyway.

CocoWolfie1509d ago

same here.. its hard to explain, with (£12) £4 a month and all of the games from all of the platforms and everything, its 100% worth it, but i do wish we got something a lot.. better..

AngelicIceDiamond1509d ago

This is a very good number here. And so much for PS fans saying they'll never pay for a service.

Pro_TactX1509d ago


You understand that the people who comment on this website represent an infinitesimal percentage of PS owners right? Also, those people who commented that they wouldn't pay for a service may not in fact be part of that 7.9 million figure.

I shouldn't have to say this, but if ten people who own a PlayStation express one opinion, and ten other people who own a PlayStation express a different opinion, that is not an example of hypocrisy.

Yaay4me1509d ago

You shouldnt expect big titles during the holidays or around big releases because they dont want to keep people from purchasing new games. Its still a business after all. Personally i liked last months offerings.

Highlife1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

It's a network service that has a bonus of free games not the other way around.

Know what your paying for

madmonkey011509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

it was about the games and not a network service when i signed up. i knew exactly what i was paying for, which is not the trash they keep given us, and i dont play online on my ps4 anyway.

we were getting the likes of uncharted 3, ratchet and clank, sly cooper etc,

now we have pix the cat.

BlackTar1871509d ago


You're comparing the games at the end of a console lifecycle with 100's of games to a system not yet a year old with less then 100 games?

Think about it.

Highlife1509d ago

@mad Sony never promised AAA games. When we get them that is awesome. They are a business and need to make money. Frankly what they have done with ps+ has been great I have saved a fortune and more than for my money back in discounts and free games. You sound like a spoiled kid who expects the world for free.

spacedelete1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

8 million subscribers and Sony will only give us 2D side scrollers and they aren't willing to invest any money into improving PSN. anyone want to calculate how much money Sony is making from PlayStation plus ? 8 million times the cost of a years worth of subscription.

@Highlife if its a network service we are paying for we are getting screwed big time. the PSN seems like its run by monkeys.

Ravenheartzero1509d ago

You should go read the ps plus wiki. Some developers choose to have a cut of the profits for their game being available on plus. You add up the number of games over 12 months and it's not certain just how much profit Sony actually makes.

Not just about free games either, plus members get discounts on a lot of games.

madmonkey011509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

when i signed up, it wasnt a network service and it was all about the games. i dont play much online so i was hoping for better games, i am not expecting top class games every month, but most of the stuff we have had across all 3 platforms recently has been trash. we had regular great games, and a decent instant game collection, which was the selling point.

Letthewookiewin1509d ago

I get six free games a month. Sometimes its good sometimes its not. People are little cry babies.

Mindsucker1509d ago

the PS4 has been lack luster for games that are free or sales through PS plus but the PS3 is pretty awesome, I stay on mainly for the PS3 and the hopes that once the PS4 is more established they will start offering more cool deals on it.

Mindsucker1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

sorry post 2 time be accident

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G20WLY1509d ago

They'll be even nicer once they launch in China.

qwerty6761509d ago

maybe ps4 will have a better launch line-up then what xb1 did

speaking of which, havent heard much about how the xbox is doing over there. have they brought any new games? or is it just the same 10 that launched?

interested to see how china is welcoming the console.

1nsomniac1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

So out of this 7.9 million subscriptions when are they going to start using the profits on improving PSN - which was the given reason for charging for the service in the first place.

I've had more issues with PSN since paying for it than I ever did when it was a free service!

I would love to hear an official Sony rep give their justification for this.

G20WLY1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

You can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs. ;^)

mysteryraz111509d ago

When are you gonna stop being a moronic troll

1nsomniac1508d ago

So by being honest I'm now being a moronic troll.

Good work, you're obviously a very smart guy ;-)

G20WLY1508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

Well said, mystery, this guy's insufferable and gets away with indisputable trolling somehow.

He knows, just as we all do, that Sony have made big changes to their server-side hardware and are currently working on integrating it. We don't see changes at the front end until this happens, but the financial investments have been made - now they're investing time and effort before we see the fruits of their labour.

jriquelme_paraguay1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

More PSN Suscribers? more problems :(
last nitgh the sheduled maintenance ended 30min later than Scheduled.

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