According to Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad on Twitter, 87 percent of PS5 users subscribe to PlayStation Plus. Total gameplay time for PlayStation users in December was also 30 percent higher year-on-year. As such, PlayStation Plus offered benefits like the PlayStation Plus Collection for PS5 players, which contains a number of big-name PS4 titles like Bloodborne, Persona 5 and so on.
The fact that PS5 versions of titles like Bugsnax and Maneater were offered for free also didn’t hurt. This month’s free offerings include Destruction AllStars and Control Ultimate Edition so it should be interesting to see how the service performs by the end of the fiscal year. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.
For reference.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 3, 2021
The original Spider-Man on PS4 sold through 13.2 million units as of August 2019.
Sony says that it will aim to ship a minimum of 3 million extra PS5 units in the current quarter ending March 31, aiming to at least match PS4 shipments when launch aligned.
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