The PlayStation Now streaming service has been around for a while now, in fact, it arrived long before similar services were offered for the Xbox One. Sony launched it back in 2014 and it has seen constant growth for PlayStation Now ever since. Sony has now revealed that the subscription service now has over 700,000 users. That’s approaching a million before too long.
Sony’s cloud-based game streaming service is based on a subscription model where you can purchase a membership for $19.99 per month to get access to over 750 games for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
The service’s user base has increased since the ability to download titles was added. Sony allowed subscribers to do this last year. Ever since launch, it has grown by 40 percent on average every year with Sony now saying that it has more than 700,000 users.
The company’s CFO Hiroki Totoki said in a recent earnings announcement that allowing users to download titles has helped improve the user base quite a bit. “Since the launch of this download service. Gameplay time per user has grown significantly to the point where gameplay time on downloaded PS4 titles is double that of streamed titles, a trend which has contributed to higher user engagement with, and retention on, the PS Now service,” he says. It will surely continue to grow.
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