9.7 million PS4 games sold so far, PS Plus subscriptions up 90 percent

Call of Duty: Ghosts and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag among the most popular games on Sony's new platform so far.

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Sony announced today that it has sold more than 9.7 million PlayStation 4 games since launch. This includes copies sold in retail stores and through the PlayStation Store.

Sony has sold 4.2 million PS4 units so far, meaning the system's attach rate--that is, how many games the average user has purchased--sits at around 2.3. Some of the top-selling games, Sony said, were Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Sony also reported today that global PlayStation Plus subscriptions have increased by more than 90 percent since the PS4's launch.

Finally, Sony announced that users have broadcast more than 1.7 million streams from their PS4 systems to date through services like Twitch and Ustream for a total of 55 million minutes. Twitch separately announced today that 20 percent of their users are PS4 owners.

The PS4 is currently available in 53 countries around the world and will launch in Japan on February 22.

Discussion

374 comments
Daian
Daian

53 countries? That can't be right, somebody had a bit of a typo issue.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

2.3 games per console actually sounds quite low. I certainly expected it to be a bit more. But I'm not surprised by the increase in PS+ subscriptions. That's bound to happen when you make it almost mandatory.


Also very surprised by Twitch's "20 percent of their users are PS4 owners" announcement. They really must not have that many users.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

I wish for no new ratchet and clank game nor a better GT7. I wish for no games I like in PS4. Why? because I cant buy a PS4 :/

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

some good news for Sony. god knows they need it right now.

digitm64
digitm64

I'm more worried that now that PS+ is mandatory for multiplayer, Sony will not be as good with the instant game collections, even further down the track with more releases. Maybe I should of bought COD instead of BF4, sounds like COD is bugfree since you rarely hear about it and it's more popular than BF4.

nickyparmar92
nickyparmar92

If the multiplayer was not part of plus I would not have brought it, Fact. However now that I have plus I downloaded Remember Me, DMC, Borderlands 2, and GTA Liberty City Stories all for free. I am actually pleased in a way that I have plus, but I still don't think I would have brought it if PS4 multiplayer was free. Ah Sony.

19James89
19James89

I hope with all this extra revenue Sony are going to improve their entertainment network's security and also invest heavily in dedicated servers for online gaming. 



Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

PS+ Memberships up 90%? It is mandatory for online play. Of course it is.

corrus
corrus

I am sure Nintendo shits not gonna read that article and yes i am back and now i hate more than ever Nintendo fanboys because of them few of my comments was delete it

Hurvl
Hurvl

That seems like a good attach rate and the increase in PS + user numbers is also encouraging.

carolino
carolino

ps plus was the best forced thing i ever did

AndRoo_DaGuru
AndRoo_DaGuru

Congrats Sony. The PS4 is performing well.


I got an Xbox One and I'm mostly satisfied with it and believe it has plenty of potential. Ryse doesn't out at 900p because the system isn't capable of 1080p. Wake up people. And no it isn't eSRAM that will allow 1080p for future games, it's OS optimization coupled with developer tools... Microsoft's dedication to maintaining a foothold in the market. Innovation will thrive with the underdog.


The true thing here is, there is no king. Sony is not superior, but they came out all guns blazing. Microsoft stuffed up with the dash OS not being complete and featureless, but this will change.

ewjiml
ewjiml

In all seriousness folks, what is the difference between Sony's (PS+) and Microsofts (Gold) because all I see is that you pay the same amount of money for multiplayer??? 

ecurl143
ecurl143

It is a massive turnaround in Sony's fortunes with their latest system - seems they can do no wrong at the moment and yeah, with Japan's launch imminent, sales I expect will go through the roof.

Looks like they've regained their console crown again.

Def-Trex
Def-Trex

The PS4 is a nice system but so far every game I played sucks really bad except Resogun.Can't wait until something good is released.Until then I'll just play my PS2.

divinejester
divinejester

Eh I finally caved in and joined psn, could not pass up bioshock infinite. And I would like to add to the 4.2 million total as soon as some become available in my area.

wexorian
wexorian

ofc ps subs grow up because they forced everyone to use it :)

UnrealPro
UnrealPro

@Daian You got that right. Xbox One launched in 13 countries and you can still find them available in stores. PS4 is sold out just about everywhere and hasn't even launched in its native country yet.

UnrealPro
UnrealPro

@PlatinumPaladin That's because there aren't any noteworthy exclusives currently available for the platform. Most of the attached games listed are available for other platforms, and came out before their next gen counterparts. The rest are mostly average at best, and definitely not considered system sellers like God of War or Uncharted.

soulless4now
soulless4now

@PlatinumPaladin I never heard of Twitch until last year, but it's nice they gained something out partnering with Sony.

UnrealPro
UnrealPro

@digitm64 How do you know, are you a fortune teller? I just downloaded Devil May Cry and Shadow of Colossus, FREE, and it's now 2014. I have Xbox 360 and Xbox One and they don't get newer releases like PS Plus. Only Sleeping Dogs, and that just started this month.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@digitm64 


I wouldnt say its bug free there are a few but BF4 is so bad they stole the show.. Ive been able to play BF4 more lately and only have been kicked out of a few games but its still gets glitchy to the point where its unplayable durring matches here and there.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@19James89 


Im still using free credit from the last time PSN got hacked lol.

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

@Dannystaples14 Sony is kicking themselves for not doing it sooner. Maybe they could have saved the company. Oh well. RIP Sony.

Halloll
Halloll

@carolino I don't know about that, they gave me free Bioshock Infinite, I hate that game.

19James89
19James89

@AndRoo_DaGuruWell at the moment there is quite the gap opening up between Sony and the Xbox One and that's with Sony's supply issues and their inability to keep up with demand for the PS4 in its core markets. 


4.2 million PS4's sold at the end of 2013 was it? If Sony get their act together and meet demand with supply they'll surpass 10 million units by April 2014, that's how much hype there is surrounding their system.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@ewjiml One is about $10 cheaper and offers a selection of quality recent titles like DMC, Borderlands 2, Soul Sacrifice, Resogun, Uncharted 3, and more, to download and play "freely" as part of the service.

Sumpskildpadde
Sumpskildpadde

@wexorian I agree to some extend. They are somehow forcing us to subscribe because it's required for online play. But ps plus is so much more. You do get much more value compared what you pay. Sony can afford to hand out those free games every month because it's digital so there aren't many expenses for them. But If I had to to buy retail copies of both Devil May Cry and Bioshock Infinite, I'm from denmark by the way, I would have to pay 490 dkk (Around 90 bucks). But with ps plus you get them for free. And that's just this month. While the service itself costs only 375 dkk (68 bucks) a year. You get so much value for your subscription. Of course the value on the ps4 ps plus is not that great yet since there's a lack of games right now. But I'm 100 % sure, that it'll be more than worth it in the near future. But yeah, of course the subs have increased since it's required to play online :D

nedrith
nedrith

@wexorianWhile that is one reason, I think word of mouth is another.  People heard how great the free games of PSN+ are and are now paying for it just for that even if they only own a PS3.  I've been paying for PSN+ since PSN+ existed and it's always been worth it and is always getting better.


The $30 PSN+ cards helped a lot also probably to increase sales.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@wexorian Not like the XBOTS who switched over mind at all : ]

UnrealPro
UnrealPro

@tzolynski @digitm64 I'm not even going to gamble with $50-60 on Battlefield 4 with all the game breaking bugs, crashes, glitches, etc. I've heard. Not to mention getting it cheaper later this year with all the dlc from premium like they did with BF3. Titanfall is only 2 months away, not to mention the new Metal Gear Solid and other high profile releases. If they don't fix Battlefield 4 by the end of this month or early February, most everyone who plays BF will lose interest and move on to other games.

tzolynski
tzolynski


@FAIL_TR0LL


The problem is PSN was not worth paying for back in the day when it was free... I got it for 30 bucks on sale or i may not of even bought it.

wexorian
wexorian

@HonorOfGod they are forced also to pay for mp who says that ms is better, especially with their DRM system

Def-Trex
Def-Trex

@Vinnvn@s2i2p2i2o@TechtrollName a good game then.You can't.Because there are none yet.I know some people like Assasins Creed 4 but I was never a fan of the series.

s2i2p2i2o
s2i2p2i2o

@Vinnvn @s2i2p2i2o @Techtroll Okay, maybe "... sucks really bad ..." is a bit of a stretch, but honestly, Resogun is by far the game I've played the most. Killzone multiplayer while feeling fresh is still sort of... boring. I really don't know what it is. Sometimes really epic things happen, like sniping 3 dudes and at the last second teleporting away from a grenade, But for some reason I just can't play it for longer sessions. 

And Ghost is CoD, but with strange spawn placements and about 2-3 worthy weapons.  And the Free to play games are just...naaaaah. 

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@HonorOfGod That's an accurate description of it all.

PS feels like its stealing less of your money, because it is.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@wexorian Its all a scam I guess but at least with SONY is a bit of a better scam :D