At present, the three major host manufacturers have their own paid membership subscription mechanism. Of course, compared to Nintendo, Sony’s PS Plus and Microsoft’s XGP subscription services are obviously more concerned by players.
News on February 6, according to Sony’s latest financial report, by the end of last year, Sony’s PS5 global shipments had reached 32.1 million units, and in the previous three months, PS5 shipments had reached 7.1 million units, an increase of ‘compared to the same period of the previous financial year, 3.1 million units.
However, the current situation of Sony PS5 is still not optimistic, and the number of members continues to decrease, while Microsoft Xbox is catching up.
As early as the last generation, the Sony PS4 series was quite popular, almost occupying the synonym of game consoles, but as time passed, a series of inexplicable actions by Sony caused the reputation of PS5 to gradually decline in the next generation, and gradually began to fall behind Microsoft’s Xbox Momentum.
At the same time, Sony is also deeply involved in Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Although the number of PS+ membership service subscriptions has reached 45.4 million, it has decreased by 1.9 million compared to the previous quarter.
And Microsoft Xbox has doubled the number of Microsoft members last year, from 10 million to 30 million, relying only on the XGPU subscription service, which also makes Sony very scared.
Last year, Sony also expressed its confidence to ship 30 million PS5 game consoles this year. A report released by a game industry insider said that Sony aims to ship 30 million units between now and March 2024. PS5 game console. Of the projected 30 million units, Sony thinks it will sell 18 million within the same timeframe.
Whether Sony can maintain its position in the next generation and continue to bring high-quality services and more sophisticated games to gamers will be the focus of consumer attention throughout the coming year.
On the other hand, the continued growth of Xbox has attracted many Sony PS users, and it is really time for Sony to learn from the pain and adjust its strategy.