PSN Sales boosted due to PS Plus, and it’s a ‘big contribution’

“Our last quarter was the biggest in terms of transactional sales in PSN’s six-year history.”

Posted By | On 26th, Oct. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

PS Plus is awesome and Sony have just confirmed that it is a big contributor to PSN Sales. PS Plus is a service that was created last year to provide gamers unique, free content, for which they can pay a specific amount either for three months or a year.

It has taken off in a big way with the availability of betas and other offers that normal PSN users don’t get or have to wait until it goes public. As someone who purchased the service day 1, I have to say, I’m pleased with it.

Apparently, 97% people are satsified with PSN, and an equal amount of the plan to renew it.

“The success of PS Plus is contributing in a big way to driving overall PSN sales, as our last quarter was the biggest in terms of transactional sales in PSN’s six-year history,” A SCEA rep told GamesIndustry (via VG247).

“The immediate consumer reaction was completely off the charts, and membership sales more than doubled during the week of E3.”

SCEA’s Jon Koller also chimed in and said that Instant Game Collection is something that many people have been interested about.

“The new consumers who are coming in in particular, which is what I’m looking at here, if we can introduce them to PlayStation Plus and this instant game collection idea, you’re bringing them into a world that may be a bit foreign to them if they don’t own a system this current cycle,” he said.

“So that comfort level is important to us, it’s important to publishers, it’s important I think to most people in this industry that we get them comfortable with digital content.”

PS Plus’ total  subscription amount has not been revealed by Sony in spite of being almost a year now, but if it’s around 5 million +, I’d consider that as a great achievement.

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  • Zen

    PSN is worthless and doesn’t add anything new. I had a 3 month trial membership and never download a single thing, because there wasn’t anything.

    Purchasing games with + doesn’t have any advantages since games usually are a couple dollars off. Who are these people who love this service? There’s nothing good about + at all..

    • zidane12

      Are you kidding just look at some of the games they recently made free such as king of fighter 13, dead space 2 and many others, plus you get greater discounts on game titles and you’re only getting charged about 4$/month. I managed to get 50 titles free in 8 months thanks to plus. Some of the titles may not suit your taste but there are bound to be others.


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