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Half of PS4 owners on PS Plus

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I will admit, I was late to the PS+ party. I only joined up about a year ago, but I can guarantee you that it was already worth every penny even before the PS4 was released. Now, when I got my PS4, I already had a bunch of awesome games to play. It seems I’m not the only one.

According to Sony president and CEO, Kaz Hirai, “approximately half” of PS4 users are also PS Plus subscribers. With the PS4 install base surpassing seven million last month, that means they’re looking at about 3.5 million subscribers.

But wait, there’s more. Hirai also said that Sony’s PlayStation app has been popular with PS4 owners, garnering 4.5 million downloads to date. Yes, I’m one of those, too.

Why is PlayStation Plus so popular, you ask? Well, on PS4 it’s required for online multiplayer. But more than that, it gives users access to a bunch of awesome free games for download each month, as well as discounts on other games. You know how we all complain about our Steam backlogs and all the games that we own and still need to play? Well, my PS+ backlog is starting to surpass my Steam one. I have so many excellent games on PS3 and PS4 that I got for free, games that I missed out on or was looking forward to playing.

Sony has generally been quite mum about the PS+ program, not giving us too much information about the number of subscribers. However, with numbers this high, it’s no wonder that they’re able to pay (possibly) higher licensing fees to get newer games onto the platform through the subscription. It makes sense why it has so far been superior to Microsoft’s competing program, Games with Gold – with this many subscribers, Sony can afford to give members that many more benefits.

Last Updated: May 26, 2014

45 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 26, 2014 at 10:11

    I’m not complaining about my backlog. Knocked another one off this weekend.

    Reply

    • Jedi JJ

      May 26, 2014 at 10:13

      I’m still busy working on mine. But getting there. Need to get at least two off before the Steam Summer Sale. Then sh!t’s gonna get bonkers yo.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 26, 2014 at 10:21

        lol I think the constant exposure to Steam sales has made me develop a certain level of impulse control. There’s only a couple of games I really want.

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        • RinceofFuturePast

          May 26, 2014 at 10:23

          0-O

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        • Jedi JJ

          May 26, 2014 at 10:23

          I’ve gotten quite good myself. Only have 16 games on my wishlist πŸ˜‰
          But seriously though, I just want to get The Stomping Ground, then I’ll be fine for quite a while.

          Reply

    • Spathi

      May 26, 2014 at 10:15

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 26, 2014 at 10:17

        Who’s that pussy? Don’t stop!

        Reply

        • Jedi JJ

          May 26, 2014 at 10:24

          Only Gordon Freeman can save us from this evil.

          Reply

          • HvR - THE Average GAmer

            May 26, 2014 at 10:52

            HL3 confirmed

          • Jedi JJ

            May 26, 2014 at 11:06

            Exactly. Gordon Freeman and the heading of this article “HALF of PS4 owners on PS plus”
            That “HALF”
            And of course the fact that we’re all alive.
            Half Life.

            So, that’s it. Confirmed!

      • derp

        May 26, 2014 at 10:59

        Oh lawd πŸ˜€

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    • Admiral Chief in Space

      May 26, 2014 at 10:26

      Same here, finished Diablo RoS, tonight, either Blood Dragon or Bioshock Infinite

      Reply

      • Jedi JJ

        May 26, 2014 at 10:27

        Leave the awesomeness that is Power Rex Cold for last.

        Reply

  2. Trebzz

    May 26, 2014 at 10:14

    I only joined about a year ago as well and it’s worth every cent πŸ˜€ I don’t understand how some people who own a Playstation say they not interested in PS+

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    • Anon A Mouse

      May 26, 2014 at 11:20

      Only because I don’t have the internetz at the home.

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      • Trebzz

        May 26, 2014 at 13:49

        Oh I remember those dark days o.O only I used a cell C thing to get me through and it was living hell.

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  3. Marius Nell

    May 26, 2014 at 10:15

    I appreciated plus a lot more on my ps3 than on ps4. hope to see some bigger games soon

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 26, 2014 at 10:30

      Early days.

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  4. RinceofFuturePast

    May 26, 2014 at 10:22

    Lulz and the photoshop work πŸ™‚

    Reply

    • Jedi JJ

      May 26, 2014 at 10:31

      Mad skillz

      Reply

      • RinceofFuturePast

        May 26, 2014 at 10:35

        Yo!

        Reply

        • Jedi JJ

          May 26, 2014 at 10:35

          Fo shizzle

          Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      May 26, 2014 at 10:54

      only the best for you guys! πŸ™‚

      Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    May 26, 2014 at 10:28

    Only half? Maybe they are waiting for the free AAA titles?

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    • Dracocloud1593

      May 26, 2014 at 10:38

      Yeah you are right about that. More people might get PS+ when Driveclub come out.

      Reply

      • Gracie

        May 26, 2014 at 10:39

        An a hot model hey boys!!!!!!

        Reply

      • Gracie

        May 26, 2014 at 10:41

        Well going to bed with my boyfriend bye boys

        Reply

  6. McBeanoO

    May 26, 2014 at 10:32

    So giving away free Indie games makes PSN+ better that Xbox Gold? That’s the worst logic one can apply to an apples vs apples debate. Besides the free Indie games, there’s so much that PSN is doing wrong with corrupt DLC, DLC downloads being forced upon gamers even if they don’t buy, corrupt updates, large updates, etc.

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    • Dracocloud1593

      May 26, 2014 at 10:45

      PS+ gives more than just Indie games It also give out some major games too.Beside Xbox is now hoping on to the PS+ train too.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 26, 2014 at 10:50

      You forgot about it giving games for the PS3(I signed up a year and a half before the PS4 launched) as well as the Vita. The updates download while you sleep or when you are at the office. Still have to find corrupt anything on my PS4. Games with gold only recently started giving out new games. before then it was mostly games from 2007 or so.

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      • McBeanoO

        May 26, 2014 at 11:08

        Agreed with your view but I still don’t get how article PSN+ on PS4 becomes a PSN PS3 + vs Games With Gold comparison. It’s just poor journalism to drift into something irrelevant to the headline.

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 26, 2014 at 11:18

          Well both subscriptions extends to all the consoles still in circulation, so it was probably worth a mention

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  7. Gracie

    May 26, 2014 at 10:37

    Oh boys

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  8. MakeItLegal

    May 26, 2014 at 10:56

    I wouldn’t mid paying steam $10 a month for something simliar …. But then again the witcher 2 was $ 4 a few days ago , and all I can say ” thank you witcher 2 ” feels like a proper rpg …. Haven’t even finished chapter 1 yet but boi oh boi am I digging it

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 26, 2014 at 10:58

      No denying Steam if fantastic value. Especially if you miss out on new games or if you are willing to wait for a year or so.

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      • MakeItLegal

        May 26, 2014 at 11:02

        I think these days waiting for a game is the better option , with all the dlc , bugs and sever probelms , really don’t mind waiting

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        • Sk3tz0

          May 26, 2014 at 11:12

          Waiting for games to play is like being that “salsa” guy in the Ster Kinekor Advert..

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          • MakeItLegal

            May 26, 2014 at 11:16

            Housing , food , transport , water and lights

            Gaming… See the list of priorities there ? So I chose to wait

          • Sk3tz0

            May 26, 2014 at 11:17

            I bet ur married.. πŸ˜›

          • MakeItLegal

            May 26, 2014 at 11:38

            No I share a house with my lifetime partner , and before u go off that I am old , I am 24 going on 25

          • Sk3tz0

            May 26, 2014 at 13:03

            Well theres your problem πŸ˜› . Us single Folks who live alone.. We prioritize Gaming πŸ˜› Gaming , Internet, Electric, Food,

          • MakeItLegal

            May 26, 2014 at 13:10

            Lol … I was the same once …. Wait till u pay your own rent

        • Hammersteyn

          May 26, 2014 at 11:19

          Sometimes I just can’t

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          • MakeItLegal

            May 26, 2014 at 11:40

            Gta 4 and 5 were both day 1 purchases for me , and I will probs get a ps4 just to play gta 6 , there are some games that require day 1 purchases … Watch doggs , I am not so sure

  9. Sk3tz0

    May 26, 2014 at 11:09

    That App doesnt work been trying for weeks for it to sync to my PS4…

    Reply

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