Earlier we reported that the PlayStation Network has 70 million monthly active users, and now Sony has followed up with a presentation confirming that as of 31st March, a whopping 26.4 million were subscribed to PlayStation Plus. That means that just under 40 per cent of people who log in to PSN at least once a month are paying for the Japanese giant’s premium membership service – an increase of approximately six million year-over-year.

Unsurprisingly, the platform holder hopes to grow this figure over the course of the current fiscal year, while simultaneously retaining existing subscriptions. And when you consider that a membership costs roughly $60 per annum, it’s easy to see why. We won’t do the maths for you, but there’s clearly gigantic sums of money to be made here.

[source sony.net]