Sony’s PlayStation Now officially crosses 2.2 million users, while Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service has over 10 million users. The Xbox Game Pass is five times more popular than the Playstation.
As both cloud gaming subscription services fight to be the ‘Netflix of gaming’ offering access to an evolving library of games. Estimates put Xbox One console sales at around half of PS4.
However, it is worth mentioning that the Playstation Now subscription numbers have more than doubled between March 2019 and March 2020, and the company made this note during the recently held corporate strategy meeting.
Right now, PlayStation Now offers hundreds of PS4 and PS3 games to play over the internet on your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and in some cases, PC.
Sony also noted that the price slash from $19.99/month and $99.99/Annually to $9.99/month and $59.99/Annually explains the fact the increase in its engagement.
The price slash on Sony’s Playstation Now was done seven months after Sony announced it was slashing its pricing. On the other hand, PlayStation Plus has amassed over 41 million subscribers.
Sony’s online gaming service, PlayStation Plus has a 5 million-user increase compared to the 36 million active users reported in 2019, amassing up to 41.5 million subscribers at the end of March.
While Microsoft’s paid tier subscription service, Xbox Live Gold has 90 million active users. Understand that the PS Plus is Sony’s version of Xbox Live Gold, as both services allow gamers to compete in online multiplayer matches and get free games each month.
Sony launched the service over five years ago, while Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass was launched in 2017 has accumulated 10 million subscribers. Microsoft also reported that Xbox Live has amassed 90 million active users in late April.
With many people stuck at home and looking for entertainment, these gaming services might serve as one of its important purposes. It is not just the gaming aspect, both video conferencing tools sees its major increase, even Google Meet has over 50million download.