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PlayStation global stats

On average, for every console sold, there are two player accounts created.



Player accounts (as of September 2019, with at least one game)
364 mln

Yearly active players
156 mln

PlayStation Plus subscribers in September 2019
36.8 mln

PSN player accounts by date and platform

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New Lifetime total Active


 

#1 – 21 April 2011 – PlayStation Network Outage
#2 – 15 May 2011 – PS3 security patch released
#3 – 16 September 2016 – PS4 Slim launch
#4 – 10 November 2016 – PS4 Pro launch

Distribution by platform (overall lifetime PSN player base)

PlayStation 3150,000,00041%
PlayStation 4160,000,00044%
PlayStation Vita7,600,0002%
PS3 + PS439,000,00011%
PS3 + PS Vita1,800,0000.5%
PS4 + PS Vita2,400,0000.7%
PS3 + PS4 + PS Vita4,100,0001.1%

Countries

Country Country's
share
in PSN
PSN player accounts Platforms Yearly
active players
Yearly active
players /
Population
PS+ subscribers /
Yearly active players
Accounts with PS VR PS VR relative popularity Average number
of games
per account
Most popular games in the last year
United States33%120,000,00049,000,00015%29%2,000,00015Apex Legends    CoD: Black Ops 4    GTA V
France8%28,000,0009,700,00014%25%370,00013FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
United Kingdom8%27,000,0009,700,00015%28%570,00014FIFA 19    RDR 2    Apex Legends
Germany5%19,000,0007,400,0009%28%320,00014FIFA 19    GTA V    CoD: Black Ops 4
Spain5%17,000,0006,800,00015%18%170,00012FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Japan4%16,000,0008,100,0006%29%350,00012Apex Legends    Monster Hunter: World    CoD: Black Ops 4
Brazil4%14,000,0007,200,0003%19%61,00013FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Canada3%11,000,0004,200,00011%31%210,00017Apex Legends    CoD: Black Ops 4    RDR 2
Italy3%10,000,0005,000,0008%20%160,00013FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Saudi Arabia2.5%8,300,0002,700,0008%10%42,0009FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Mexico2%7,300,0003,200,0002.5%9%40,00012FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Australia1.9%6,800,0002,900,00011%29%160,00014CoD: Black Ops 4    Apex Legends    RDR 2
Russia1.8%6,400,0003,900,0002.5%15%150,00015FIFA 19    GTA V    Mortal Kombat X
Argentina1.7%6,000,0003,400,0008%9%28,00011FIFA 19    Apex Legends    FIFA 18
Netherlands1.5%5,500,0002,300,00014%29%64,00012FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Hong Kong1.1%4,100,0002,300,00030%25%120,00014RDR 2    FIFA 19    Spider-Man
Belgium1.1%3,900,0001,600,00014%28%75,00015FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Poland1%3,600,0001,900,0005%15%74,00014FIFA 19    GTA V    Minecraft
Chile0.9%3,300,0001,600,0009%8%10,00011FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Emirates0.8%2,900,0001,400,00015%11%30,00010FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Portugal0.8%2,800,0001,200,00011%16%38,00013FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Sweden0.6%2,300,0001,000,00010%32%51,00013FIFA 19    Apex Legends    RDR 2
Turkey0.6%2,000,0001,100,0001.3%15%16,00010FIFA 19    GTA V    FIFA 18
Denmark0.5%1,900,000790,00014%35%37,00014FIFA 19    GTA V    RDR 2
New Zealand0.5%1,900,000740,00015%18%28,00011Apex Legends    GTA V    CoD: Black Ops 4
Austria0.5%1,800,000750,0008%30%35,00014FIFA 19    GTA V    CoD: Black Ops 4
Colombia0.5%1,800,000970,0002%5%7,00010FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Switzerland0.5%1,800,000720,0008%34%35,00014FIFA 19    CoD: Black Ops 4    Apex Legends
Norway0.5%1,800,000720,00013%38%38,00013FIFA 19    Apex Legends    Minecraft
Ireland0.5%1,700,000700,00014%30%33,00015FIFA 19    RDR 2    Minecraft
China0.4%1,600,000930,0000.07%3%37,0005FIFA 19    RDR 2    God of War
Greece0.4%1,500,000700,0006%15%31,00014FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
South Africa0.3%1,300,000590,0001%15%11,00012FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
India0.3%1,200,000650,0000.05%8%9,00010FIFA 19    GTA V    Spider-Man
Finland0.3%1,200,000520,0009%28%20,00014Apex Legends    Minecraft    NHL 19
Peru0.3%1,100,000620,0001.9%6%8,0009FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Malaysia0.3%960,000630,0001.9%18%14,00012FIFA 19    Apex Legends    FIFA 18
South Korea0.3%950,000700,0001.4%22%50,00016Spider-Man    RDR 2    PES 2019
Czech Republic0.3%930,000540,0005%24%36,00017GTA V    FIFA 19    Apex Legends
Kuwait0.2%870,000300,0007%12%6,0009FIFA 19    Minecraft    GTA V
Romania0.2%830,000490,0002.5%13%10,0009FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Taiwan0.2%810,000500,0002%33%27,00015Monster Hunter: World    Spider-Man    RDR 2
Singapore0.2%800,000470,0008%22%10,00014FIFA 19    Spider-Man    Apex Legends
Indonesia0.2%770,000500,0000.2%17%7,00011FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Israel0.2%730,000430,0005%24%12,00010FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Qatar0.2%690,000150,0006%10%4,0008FIFA 19    Apex Legends    FIFA 18
Bulgaria0.2%550,000250,0004%12%5,0009FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Ecuador0.1%520,000350,0002%6%1,0009Apex Legends    FIFA 19    GTA V
Ukraine0.1%500,000360,0000.9%16%16,00014GTA V    Mortal Kombat X    FIFA 19
Hungary0.1%500,000310,0003%27%19,00016FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Costa Rica0.1%440,000310,0006%10%2,00010FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Thailand0.1%430,000320,0000.5%21%15,00013FIFA 19    God of War    Spider-Man
Croatia0.1%410,000260,0006%15%5,00012FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Lebanon0.08%300,000170,0002.5%5%2,0007FIFA 19    GTA V    FIFA 18
Oman0.07%250,000150,0003%8%2,00010FIFA 19    GTA V    FIFA 18
Slovakia0.07%240,000150,0003%16%7,00013GTA V    FIFA 19    Apex Legends
Panama0.06%230,000140,0003%7%5009FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Uruguay0.06%220,000160,0005%14%7009FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Guatemala0.06%220,000160,0000.9%7%1,0008FIFA 19    FIFA 18    Apex Legends
El Salvador0.05%200,000130,0001.9%6%3008FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Bahrain0.05%190,00089,0006%9%1,0009FIFA 19    Apex Legends    FIFA 18
Luxembourg0.05%180,00069,00011%29%3,00014FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Paraguay0.05%170,000110,0001.6%5%60010FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Honduras0.05%160,000110,0001.2%5%4008FIFA 19    GTA V    FIFA 18
Cyprus0.04%160,00072,0008%15%2,0009FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Bolivia0.03%130,00095,0000.8%5%6008FIFA 19    Apex Legends    GTA V
Slovenia0.03%120,00067,0003%16%1,00011GTA V    FIFA 19    Apex Legends
Iceland0.03%100,00045,00013%27%1,00010FIFA 19    Minecraft    Apex Legends
Malta0.03%94,00039,0008%20%1,0009FIFA 19    GTA V    Apex Legends
Nicaragua0.02%59,00040,0000.6%5%1009Apex Legends    FIFA 19    GTA V

PlayStation VR

Accounts with PS VR required games
6.1 mln

Yearly active PS VR players
5.3 mln

PS VR required
games on account
Accounts
1 1.7 mln 28%
2 1.3 mln 21%
3 0.9 mln 15%
4 0.6 mln 10%
5 0.4 mln 7%
6–10 0.8 mln 14%
>10 0.3 mln 5%

New PS VR players

Number of games on account

Games
on account
Accounts
in PSN
Share of all PSN accounts Share of all PSN games
on these accounts
1–5 171 mln 47% 9%
6–10 66 mln 18% 10%
11–15 37 mln 10% 10%
16–20 23 mln 6% 8%
21–25 16 mln 4% 7%
26–35 19 mln 5% 11%
36–50 14 mln 4% 11%
51–75 9 mln 2.5% 11%
76–100 4 mln 1.1% 7%
101–150 3 mln 0.8% 7%
>150 1.8 mln 0.5% 8%

Average number of games per account
14

Median PSN game's player count
45,000

Accounts with just one game
55 mln

Games that most often become the only game on the account:
PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops II11%
PS3 Grand Theft Auto V6%
PS4 FIFA 195%
PS4 FIFA 184%
PS4 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege4%
PS4 Grand Theft Auto V3%
PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops3%
PS4 Call of Duty: Black Ops III3%
PS4 FIFA 162.5%
PS4 FIFA 172.5%
PS3 FIFA 142%
PS3 FIFA 131.6%
PS3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21.3%
PS4 Rocket League1.3%
PS3 Grand Theft Auto IV1.2%
PS3 FIFA 161.2%
PS4 Minecraft1.2%
PS4 FIFA 151%
PS3 FIFA 151%
PS3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30.9%
Every number comes with ~10% margin of error. Also, bugs happen.
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