According to Sony's latest financial report, PS Plus is still going strong, though the number of subscribers has been fluctuating. Year-on-year, the current figure sits at 47.4 million users, which is a small decrease from 47.6 million in the same period of FY 2020.
Of course, that's not the full story. The subscriber count ebbs and flows fairly consistently, and the last year has seen the figure average out at roughly the same level. A high of 48 million was reached in quarter three, which is a record, as far as we're aware.
On a similar note, monthly active users — all people making use of PlayStation Network, whether a PS Plus member or not — is also slightly down year-on-year, currently sitting at 106 million.
We're sure Sony isn't too concerned about either of these figures taking a small decline. The platform holder is on the verge of launching its new, overhauled PS Plus service, with three subscription tiers and PS Now's functionality folded in. It seems certain that, even despite some poor communication up to this point, the refreshed service will bring in more members thanks to incentives like libraries of modern and legacy games, streaming, playable demos, and more.
It will be interesting to see how the new benefits affect the subscriber count, and whether Sony can finally breach that 50 million milestone. Are you subscribed to PS Plus? Will the new tiers pull you back? Tell us in the comments section below.