Sony has found the recipe for success with its PlayStation Plus service and it appears to be going from strength to strength. It currently sits at a whopping 45.9 million users. But see how much it has grown since this time last year.
In a recent Q2 financial report Sony shared some of its sales breakdowns for all its departments including the gaming sector.
On the Game & Network Services Segment page we find the following chart:
What this shows is not only is the service growing over time, but the substantial growth of 9 million from the same time last year.
Some calculations suggest Sony could be bringing in approximately $1.8 billion to $2.5 billion a year. This will fluctuate depending on yearly or month subscriptions as well as those who get a discount on the service.
The income is massive, but don’t forget about the costs involved. Servers, staff and the deals between the developers whose games are featured on the service will cut into the profits.
This number also suggests that almost half of all PS4 console owners of which there are approx. 110 million subscribe to the service. I wonder why the other half do not?