More than 20.8 million people subscribe to the PlayStation Plus service.
This number was revealed by Sony’s executive vice president Andrew House during Sony’s recent IR Day.
Additionally, the number revealed that this statistic has nearly doubled since the beginning of 2015, where it had previously stood at 10.9 million subscribers. Sony has seen consistent growth over the past year and has seen an increase of 51 percent in spending on the PlayStation Network.
In fact, this means that just around half of all PS4 owners are likely subscribers of PlayStation Plus, which is now required to play any multiplayer game online. Subscribers also receive six free games each month, with two hailing from each of Sony’s current systems: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
PlayStation Plus titles for the month of July were recently revealed. PlayStation 4 owners will receive Furi, a brand new boss-rush title, as well as Volition’s open-world title Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. The two free games that PlayStation 3 owners will receive are Fat Princess and Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. Finally, PlayStation Vita owners will receive Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines and Prince of Persia: Revelation for free.
Playstation Plus can currently be bought in one-month, three-month or one year-subscriptions, with the latter carrying a MSRP of $49.99.