If you want to play games online on the PlayStation 4, you need to be a PlayStation Plus member.
So, it should come as no surprise that nearly half of all PS4 users around the world are indeed Plus subscribers. Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai revealed the number during the company's latest financial call .
Sony sold 4.2 million PS4 units worldwide in 2013, although there's no knowing how many were sold in January. Given that 4.2 million number, though, this means there are at least 2.1 million Plus members. Overall, Sony has revealed that over 150 million users have PlayStation Network accounts, but of course, that's free to set up and individuals can have multiple accounts. The question is, does that 2.1 million surprise you? If so, did you expect more or less?
In all honesty, I expected lots more. With everyone seemingly in love with multiplayer these days, it just doesn't seem feasible that half the consumers who bought the PS4 didn't sign up for Plus. Then again, not everyone around the world has the greatest Internet connection, either.