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PlayStation Plus Subscribers Tripled Since PS4 Launch

by on January 30, 2014 8:28 PM 11

During the conference in which Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the the UK release of the PS Vita Slim, General Manager Fergal Gara displayed a graph showing the progression of the subscriber base of PlayStation Plus.

According to the graph, the number of subscribers has tripled in the past three months, meaning since the launch of the PS4. You can see the graph below, tweeted by Sixthaxis.

Of course part of this relevant increase is due to the service being a requirement to play online with Sony’s new console, but things definitely seem to be going well for the house of PlayStation on that front. That’s not too surprising considering the value of the offer.

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  • Temjin001

    wasn’t a free 1 month trial, or something, handed out with every PS4 purchase as well?
    maybe they aren’t including that in this statistic, but then again, maybe they are.

    • Axe99

      If it was, and people didn’t renew after the first month, you’d see the numbers dropping back down pretty fast as well. That said, PS+ is a no-brainer for anyone that plays a variety of games, and doesn’t have to have everything day one (and someone that buys everything day one doesn’t need to save money, lol!) – it’s saved more money for me than Steam sales ever have.

      • Temjin001

        that may very well be true Axe. I just wonder if that ‘hard to interpret’ graph is actually showing concurrent members or is it lifetime accounts generated by the program?
        but I agree about having PLUS. I have it and it’s well worth it. It was before they required it for online play.

        • Axe99

          Aye, the graph is hardly clear on what it shows, and Sony still won’t say how many people there are with it right now, so questions like the one your raised are deffo sensible raising :).

  • Escopablobar

    Great news. PS+ is a no brainer for anyone with a Sony console. I wish I joined from the beginning but for the couple of months I have been a member the number of free and discounted titles that have come and are coming to PS34V make that $50 dollar subscription nominal.

  • Nick TwinkleToes Setzer

    under the assumption 100% of PS4 owner have PS+ … does this mean there were only ~1.5million PS+ users between vita and PS3 before PS4??? (obviously people on PS3 and vita may have signed up as well, but it si assumable most are from the PS4) This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard, I just don’t see this being true.

    • Guest

      you forgot that not everyone bought ps4 yet. and that 200% not only comes from PS4, even before PS4 released, PS+ subscibers increased steadily.

  • Dennis Crosby

    When you have to pay to play online it should be rising nonstop so why is this a surprise

    • Guest

      oh rly

  • Ritsujun

    More than 60 FREE PS4,PS3,PSVITA,PSN,PSP games on PS+ every single year.

  • RealityCheck2013

    Shame this ‘disease'(i.e having to pay extra to play online) that Microsoft dreamed up has come to the PS Brand :-/
    Anyway PS+ is cool tho for all the free(sort of) stuff you get :-P

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