Around half of all PlayStation 4 owners have subscribed to PlayStation Plus, Sony boss Kaz Hirai said in a recent meeting with investors. He says Sony has shifted more than 7 million PS4 consoles so far, meaning that 3.5 million owners have a subscription. Hirai also revealed that PlayStation 4 is now making a profit based purely on hardware sales.
Sony Japan executive Masayasu Ito explained that Sony will quickly recoup losses when a typical user also bought a PlayStation Plus subscription and games. Sony is now confident that the PS4 is “likely” to exceed the profits earned by the PS2, thanks to the new platform’s strong hardware sales and digital services.
The company expects to shift a combined total of 17m PS3 and PS4 consoles during the current financial year.