PSN Hits 70 Million MAUs While PS Plus Hits 26.4 Million Subscribers; Sony Aims To Grow PS4 Ecosystem

Sony’s investment in network services begins to pay off.

Posted By | On 23rd, May. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

It looks like Sony’s investment into building the services infrastructure for the PS4 is paying off. Speaking at Sony’s Investor Relations Day 2017 in Tokyo, Sony Interactive Entertainment Deputy President Tsuyoshi Kodera explained Sony’s strategy to grow the PS4 ecosystem, by investing in network services and infrastructure.

Doing so has twofold benefits for Sony- Sony gets to increase and retain engagement in the PlayStation ecosystem, and Sony also gets further opportunities for monetization and consequent revenue growth. Sony’s plan to invest in the PlayStation eocsystem is to have the PS4 at the center, and the PSVR as an auxiliary vessel for growth, while also adding in other value services such as PlayStation Vue and PlayStation Now, and some services for the Asia specific region, where historically, PSN has performed worst.

And for now? All of Sony’s effort is paying off. PSN has 70 million monthly average users, of which 26.4 million are paying PS Plus subscribers. Hardly a bad place for Sony to be in. It will be interesting to see how Sony continues to grow PSN in the coming years.

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  • And it still takes forever to dl anything from PSN :/

    • Thomas Hannah

      It doesn’t for me. I got decent internet connection though.

    • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      He’s just a clown without a circus. Dont even bother with him.

    • LifeOnMars

      No problem for me.

  • Gamez Rule

    So PSN having 70 million active Monthly users means it has more monthly users than XBL as *Microsoft announced in April that monthly active figures for Xbox Live across Xbox One and PC reached 52 million for the latest quarter*

    Sony is doing really well.

  • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    So another Xbox record gets smashed. What metric will they use now to show their overwhelming success? Lying about it? Oh wait…

    • Gamez Rule

      As you’re aware. Xbox Live monthly active users have reached a new record of 55 million, but still the fact is there’s more PSN accounts than XBL in total AND
      the fact that PSN has 70 million active Monthly users so in my book that means it has more monthly users than XBL anyway lol

    • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ


  • Mateus F. Zanatta

    What does average users mean? Or is it just a writing mistake?

    • Legionarius

      Over the last ‘x’ number of months on average 70 million people use PSN. One month it could be 68million, another it could be 72 million, a third month it could be 70 million, it just averages out to 70mill.

  • Starman

    Those numbers do not =success … that 26.4 mil users are shared between the ps3 and ps4 and guarantee you most of that is on the ps3 crap.

    • LifeOnMars

      Xbox live numbers include windows phone and PC.


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