Sony's online PSN service is growing year-on-year at the moment, as 118 million monthly active users for the Q4 period of fiscal year 2023 represents an increase of 10 million compared to Q4 FY2022. The result beats all totals in the past fiscal year, with the only blemish on the record being it could have been even better for Sony. In Q3 of FY2023, it had 123 million active users, meaning it lost five million active members between individual quarters.

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Helldivers 2 released during the financial quarter just gone, which — despite the PSN debacle on PC — will have helped to boost Sony's PSN numbers. Johan Piledtedt, CEO at Arrowhead Studios, has previously stated a "significant" amount of players on PC had linked their Steam accounts to a PSN profile before Sony tried to make the account link a requirement. The popularity of Helldivers 2 will have therefore factored into the boost in monthly active users on PSN.

The latest financial update from Sony has also brought word of 59.3 million PS5 consoles sold, a joint CEO venture as Hermen Hulst and Hideaki Nishino take the lead, and Helldivers 2 is now the company's fastest-selling game of all time. Are you one of Sony's recent new PSN users? Let us know in the comments below.