In a console generation that has seen Sony’s fourth home console dominate the market, it now seems that they can say the same in the subscription realm.
According to a report produced by SuperData, Sony’s on demand game streaming service, PlayStation Now, has earned $143 million in 2018, making the most of any game subscription service, which accounts for 51% of the gaming subscription market. The report also reported that Xbox’s popular service Game Pass accounted for 15%, while EA Access accounted for 16%.
While another successful venture isn’t shocking to hear for Sony during this current generation, it does come to the surprise of many as the service has received little to no marketing or publicity for most of 2018. The most recent news to come from Sony via a official blog post, announced the service was now supporting the ability to download games to the user’s hard drive, compared to streaming them; a feature user have asked to have added for quite some time. For reference, Xbox’s Game Pass service, which launched in June of last year, released with a download function for games built in.
PlayStation Now was first announced on January 7th, 2014, with a full launch on May 12th of the following year. As of October, there are over 650 games available for the streaming service, with new titles being added each month.
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