Seeing that Xbox Game Pass has attracted many players to switch to the Xbox camp, Sony also announced a new version of PlayStation Plus in June this year, which provides a game subscription service similar to that of its competitors, and also includes some classic old game selections. Unfortunately, this change did not bring good news for Sony, and the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers even fell.
According to Sony’s quarterly results released yesterday, PlayStation Plus subscribers fell by 1.9 million to 45.4 million in the second fiscal quarter ended September 30, from 47.3 million. Even PlayStation Network’s active user numbers hit a new low since 2020, falling from 104 million last year to 103 million in the first quarter of this fiscal year, and then to 102 million in the latest quarter.
Sony Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Toshio pointed out that the decline in the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers was affected by a number of factors. Although the new service tiers can fit the budgets of different consumers, the new version of the service lacks publicity and promotion. In addition, the lack of motivation for new services, coupled with the gradual relaxation of restrictions on the epidemic in various places, has caused people to go out more and stay at home less.
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