Today Sony Interactive Entertainment reported its financial results for the fiscal year ended on March 31st, 2018. Interestingly, there was a relevant change in the way in which the company reports the results of the Game & Network Services, which includes PlayStation and the PlayStation Network. You can see the detailed breakdown below, and the first piece of data which has been made transparent is the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers, which reached 34.2 million by March 31st, 2018. This is 2.7 million higher than the latest update provided in February, which was as of December 31st, 2017, and mentioned 31.5 million subscribers. We also get a handy split between hardware, software and network services revenue, alongside a timetable of sales to customers (sell-through) for both PS4 hardware and software up to December 31st, 2017. Interestingly, we notice that software sales are the highest revenue generator for Sony Interactive Entertainment, followed by hardware, and … [Read more...] about PlayStation Plus Subscribers Pass 34.2 Million
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Both Microsoft and SIE recently unveiled their Games with Gold and PS Plus Games line-up for the month of February 2018. Since both these companies have a history of incredible offerings, we decided to take a look back at 2017, what Microsoft/Sony offered in the year, and a comparison of prices at the time of writing this article. Let’s dive into Games with Gold vs. PS Plus Free Games for 2017. Games with Gold vs. PS Plus Free Games However, before we begin, it’s important to note that both Games with Gold and Playstation Plus Free Games require users to subscribe to a monthly, quarterly, or yearly subscription. Also, if you think we miscalculated or missed anything in general, don’t forget to let us know in the comments section below! January 2017 Games with Gold Games Platforms Price The Cave Xbox 360 $14.99 USD Rayman: Origins Xbox 360 $4.49 USD World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap Xbox One $19.99 USD Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition Xbox One … [Read more...] about Games With Gold Vs. PS Plus Free Games In 2017
Last week, Xbox Live announced its schedule of Games With Gold for December, bringing to 48 the number of free games it offered in 2016. Were they any good? What would they cost otherwise? In short, what do the numbers say about the value of this Xbox Live Gold benefit? We’ll try to answer that question this year as we have the past three years. To that, however, we’ve added a few more questions: How old is the game? Did Microsoft publish it? What publisher did Games With Gold use the most? Did these appear earlier on PlayStation Plus? These questions may shed light on where these free games programs are headed, particularly as the previous console generation ages and the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program continues to pile up old titles. What about PlayStation Plus? Getting Started In all, there were 48 games in Xbox Live Games With Gold for 2017, with an average Metacritic score of 77.19 and a combined retail price (at the time of the offer) of $1,029.52 The … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold gave out $1,029 worth of games in 2017. Were they any good?
On Wednesday, PlayStation announced the last batch of free games to PlayStation Plus subscribers for December, bringing to 74 the number of titles it offered in 2017. Were they any good? What would they cost otherwise? In short, what do the numbers say about the value of this PlayStation Plus benefit? We’ll try to answer that question this year as we have the past two years. To that, however, we’ve added a few more questions: How old is the game? Did Sony publish it? What publisher did PlayStation Plus use the most? Did these appear earlier on Xbox Live Games With Gold? These questions may shed light on where these free games programs are headed, particularly as the previous console generation ages. What about Xbox Live Games With Gold? Getting Started In all, there were 74 games in PlayStation Plus’ free games offerings for 2017 (two were PlayStation VR bonuses, and counted among the averages and totals here), with an average Metacritic score of 71.3 and a combined … [Read more...] about PlayStation Plus gave out $1,287 worth of games in 2017. Were they any good?