Sony provides an update on PlayStatation Plus subscribers, which reached a remarkable 34.2 Million as of March 31st, 2017.
more than MS consoles sold,...
If only those same ps+ subscribers engaged more with their ps4's. It's such an incredible blow to the PlayStation brand name that they're losing to MS in a category that MS created to help people fully understand that selling the worst is actually better than selling the most... (Do I need the "/s" with this?!)
And yet... MS has delivered on those promises Mako. Did they not bring more games to PC? also, I guess you don't really understand how business restructure things to keep them fresh. The examples you like to use (such as GFWL) essentially transitioned to what is now on W10. Same with the Xbox marketplace becoming part of the Windows marketplace. They rebrand things more so than close them out. They find ways to keep them going even in light of competition from the likes of Google, Apple, Valve. MS is about integration, not segregation.
Psn>xbl and has been for 5 years.
@Darth A transition implies that people's GFWL purchases are migrated over to the new Windows Store. AFAIK, people's purchases are no longer downloadable from MS. Windows 10 Store is what they started with Metro. They moved their games over to PC to push Live and the Windows store. It wasn't about trying to build PC gaming up they way Steam has done for a while now.
Lmfao! But still, you can arguably thank MS for the current state of PS Plus and it's online infrastructure, Xbox was a fair bit ahead of PS in this regard for a lengthy time and was doing well because of it which shown just how important the online was which made Sony up their game. Likewise, PS Plus helped justify the online subscription cost which ultimately lead to GWG.. competition is good!
About to say the same 😂👌🏼
Umm I thought we were in 2018? Proof read people!
Xbox Live active subscribers is at 60 million right now what are you talking about?
Lol, you think all those are Gold subscribers? Once again, MS knows how to deceive the consumer with their spin. That number is any "engagement" a consumer has had using the XBL ecosystem which means PC, mobile, or Tablets.
You have to remember that this subscription is between PS3 and PS4 consoles.
And? That percentage off Sony console own vs subscription owner is low. They are way below 50%.
Uh...they're still PlayStation consoles.
I'm Sony would be happy if it was a higher percentage, but consider that if Sony is only making $50 per sub, that's close to $1.8 billion a year in revenue. Also consider that not everyone cares to play online, or sees value in the free games, or doesn't have the means to sub, and the subscriber number really doesn't mean much except to give investors an idea of how much revenue they get from the service. I dunno why people try to make a case that PS is somehow less of a console because of the attach rates of different products or services. It's completely stupid and utterly lacking in any original thought or context in the bigger picture of things.
that a lot of moni :D
That's Amazing... wow... congrats PlayStation...
Gaining 6/7 (nearly 8) million subscribers per year over last 2 years not bad at all. Games are getting much better as well.
Didn't Ms release they have 59 million live usera
nope, it was a spun up statistic.
they have only sold 30 million consoles and live is free on pc its probably around 8 million gold
You are counting Xbox one but you forget that there is a lot of X360 users out there
Yes Microsoft announced 59 million users back in January
Now if they would only release how many of those are Gold accounts vs Silver accounts.
Can their be a PlayStation stock? It would rocket like Amazon at least in comparison to Xbox
https://www.dualshockers.co... Xbox Live monthly active users also grew 13% year-on-year to 59 million, while the figure remained essentially flat from the latest quarter (which is fairly impressive since no decline from a Holiday quarter is quite a feat).
What does monthly active users mean? Paid for gold subscribers? Or both silver and gold as well as windows 10 store users? As well as mobile users?
Do they mean March 31st 2018?
Wow, I would say Playstation has the highest engagement in a console...... :>
But ms said that xbox has it?
As a playstation plus user myself I love it, the value in having plus is not those free monthly games we get those are hit or miss where plus really shines is the weekly sales I bought 8 games once for the price of one $60 AAA game . Of course those only benefits people who like digital games and have 2 consoles which means you basicly can have those games you bought on 2 consoles without having to buy 2 physical copies.. thats amazing to me
Yes, but it's almost required now to play. It would be more impressive if these numbers were from voluntary subscribers. I miss the old PS+ of the PS3/PSP/Vita days. The value of the games they were giving out was ridiculous from 2011-2013.
I agree but that's the problem. If Microsoft got away with it 2 generations in a row, it was only a matter of time , Sony and Nintendo was going to join in on getting a piece of the pie. Microsoft started the online paywall and paved way for other console makers to follow suit. This day and age, everything cost money.
I don't mind them making it a requirement, but they should at least give us the quality of games we used to get or better. Back then the value was amazing, with 2-3 big games a month. Now that it's $10 more and required to play online, we barely get any games. The only games I have downloaded from Plus are Resogun, Life is Strange, Bloodborne and MGSV (both of which I deleted after a few days because I found to be a chore). The rest of the games I already owned or didn't care for. Too many indies on Plus. One good of month of Plus in the 2011-2013 days is better than pretty much all of Plus on the PS4 since it's launch. Where are the big budget games? Killzone, Mortal Kombat X, Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Dying LIght, etc are games that are old and can be found for cheap. How about adding 1st party Sony games to Plus to drive a stake through Microsoft's heart?
Wouldn't get these kinds of numbers if it didn't force those that want to play the games they already paid for such as the Call of Duties and Overwatches of this life. In fact I'm actually surprised that only 34.2 million have plus considering the the PS4 sold 80 or something million units.
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