The PlayStation Network now has over 70 million monthly active users, revealed the company during a Sony Corporate Strategy Meeting earlier today.
A breakdown to understand how that figure divides between the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita devices was not shared. A clarification to what exactly “active” means here was also not given. We will simply assume that it is based on a specific number of hours spent on the PlayStation Network on average. By comparison, Microsoft announced last month that Xbox Live had reached 52 million active users across Xbox One and PC.
The strategical briefing saw Sony give away a few interesting bits about PlayStation Plus as well. The premium service had over 26 million paying members at the end of the last fiscal year. In that light, Sony wants to further improve the content and appeal of PlayStation Plus to increase the number of subscribers.
The company also revealed that its users collectively spend around 600 million hours every week on PlayStation 4. The monstrous activity is unsurprising when considering that over 60 million PlayStation 4 units have been shipped so far. Its predecessor, PlayStation 3, took seven years to sell 80 million units worldwide. PlayStation 4, on the other hand is edging closer to that threshold and it is only three years old. It goes without saying that Sony’s new console will surpass sales for PlayStation 3 in the next couple of years.
The presentation of today’s Sony Corporate Strategy Meeting has been released for the public. You can download it from here and go through the slides at your own leisure.