Sony has revealed only half of PS4 owners subscribe to PlayStation Plus, despite its obvious benefits.
Speaking during an investor call, PlayStation CEO Kaz Hirai said that only around 2 million PS4 owners have signed up for PlayStation Plus.
“Of all the 4.2 million PS4s that have moved into the hands of consumers, more than half of those people have signed up for the PS Plus service”, said Hirai.
Neither Hirai or Sony CEO Masaru Kato would offer a specific PS4 PlayStation Plus subscription number.
Sony’s previous sales projections of 15 million PS3 and PS4s combined by the end of March still stands, despite sales performance fluctuations.
The PS4 is selling above expectations, but Sony did say that the PS3 sales downturn is more acute than originally predicted.
PlayStation Plus offers access to online multiplayer for PS4. The membership covers all three Sony consoles – PS4, PS3 and PS Vita – and offers game and content discounts as well as access to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game collection.
Every month, the Instant Game Collection offers six games per month to pay for free across the three consoles, which will always be accessible as long as you keep subscribing to PlayStation Plus.
A PlayStation Plus membership costs £5.49 per month, or £11.99 per three months. You can even subscribe for a whole year for £39.99.
Currently the PlayStation Plus games on offer are Outlast, Metro: Last Light, BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2 and ModNation Racers.
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