Sony has claimed that its PlayStation Now game streaming service has reached one million subscribers.
The figure is up over 40% since April 2019, when Sony said PlayStation Now had 700,000 subscribers.
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said in July he expects PS Now to play an increasingly important role in the PlayStation business over the coming years. He said: “We are getting more confident with the [PlayStation Now] service and we are really going to start to push it hard this year and in years to follow.”
“We obviously have seen the trend in other forms of entertainment towards the mass adoption of streaming as a means of accessing content,” Ryan told the Financial Times. “It would seem likely, very likely, that gaming will follow that trend.”
In early October, Sony slashed PlayStation Now prices in a bid to be more competitive with rival streaming services.
It also said PlayStation Now will be adding “blockbuster” games each month, available for a limited time, starting God of War, Grand Theft Auto V, Infamous Second Son and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.