Game News PlayStation Plus: Extra and Premium offers are being emulated, the number of subscribers is skyrocketing
For Sony, the situation is currently complicated on supply chains. Even if the PlayStation 5 continues to gain ground, the difficulties are there. If, on the one hand, the Japanese company has to face declining figures, all is not lost for the latter. To do this, just take a look at the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers, and it is not impossible that the new formulas have been able to attract new players.
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Sales of PS5 increase, but it gets stuck on the software side
In general, and according to the latest news, the video game sector is doing well. Thanks to certain quantified analyzes around the number of copies sold for the new productions of 2022 in Europe, we understand that there is something to smile about for the various manufacturers despite the difficulties in the supply chains. For Sony and PlayStation, the results are mixed: the PS5 is progressing well since as of June 31, 2022 there are no fewer than 21.7 million copies distributed, or 2.4 million more during the last quarter. Where the shoe pinches is on the side of software sales: the company having lowered its profit forecast by $400 million.
Nevertheless, there is a small additional data, resulting from the increase in the number of distributed next-gen consoles, which allows Sony and PlayStation to keep smiling. Last March, the Japanese company made the bet to review the system of its online subscription, the PlayStation Plus, with the aim of launching, a few months later, its re-reading of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. By merging PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now and eyeing retrogaming, Sony may have opened the doors to a much more enthusiastic audience than before. : subscribers are there, but the future will tell us if the initiative will bear fruit over time.
Among the multitude of figures that are currently coming out about PlayStation and its latest console, we learn that the number of subscribers to the PlayStation Plus program has seen a nice increase compared to the previous year. While the latest data from June 2021 announced a total of 46.3 million users, the figure would now stand at 47.3 million. And there are several things that could explain this new million convinced players.
In our regions, the launch took place on June 23 (and at the earliest, in Asia, at the end of May) and it could be that the different formulas quickly convinced players to checkoutin particular due to the enrichment of the catalog offers. The explanation can only hold with this simple argument, but the increase in sales of PS5 is a good addition. By acquiring a PS5 during the last twelve months, players have obviously made the choice to acquire an online subscription. to benefit from the network functionalities. To see if the trend will continue to rise over the next twelve months!