When the PlayStation Network was hit by a disastrous hack attack back in early 2011, many assumed that it would spell the end for the digital platform. In actual fact, the exact opposite has occurred, with the storefront achieving its “highest transactional” quarter yet over the past three months. In short, consumers spent more money on PSN content between April and June of this year than ever before.
In addition, PlayStation Plus subscriptions have almost doubled since the announcement of the Instant Game Collection at E3 earlier this year. Jack Buser, Senior Director of PlayStation digital platforms, told Joystiq that, while he couldn't go into the “nuts and bolts” of the network's performance, it is growing and becoming an increasingly more important component of Sony's business.
Are you finding that you're spending more money on the PlayStation Network these days? If so, what do you think is the reason for that?