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PlayStation global stats

~ 359 mln
total number of player accounts as of 1 April 2019
On average, for every console sold, there are two player accounts created.
Player account = PSN account with at least one game.

~ 176 mln
yearly active players
Players who have started a new game or earned at least one trophy in the last year.

~ 42 mln
PlayStation Plus subscribers in March 2019

~ 69 mln
private player accounts

New player accounts in PSN

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#1 – 21 April 2011 – PlayStation Network Outage
#2 – 15 May 2011 – PS3 security patch released
#3 – 21 September 2011 – PSN maintenance (maintenance effect is only noticeable on the daily graph)
#4 – 5 March 2012 – PSN maintenance
#5 – 18 January 2013 – PSN maintenance
#6 – 15 November 2013 – PS4 launch in the US
#7 – 16 September 2016 – PS4 Slim launch
#8 – 10 November 2016 – PS4 Pro launch
Every 26 December – the day after Christmas

Breakdown of the overall lifetime PSN player base by platform

PlayStation 3170,000,00047%
PlayStation 4140,000,00038%
PlayStation Vita7,200,0002.0%
PS3 + PS440,000,00011%
PS3 + PS Vita1,800,0000.5%
PS4 + PS Vita2,300,0000.6%
PS3 + PS4 + PS Vita4,000,0001.1%

Breakdown of the PSN player base by region

Did you know? GDP per capita strongly correlates (k = 0.65) with PSN accounts per capita.

Country PSN player accounts
(cumulative since 2008)
Player accounts /
population ratio
Country's share in PSN:
all player accounts
accounts with PS+ subscription
United States120,000,00037.5%35%
37%
United Kingdom28,000,00042.3%7.8%
7.8%
France26,000,00038.7%7.2%
6.5%
Germany20,000,00023.8%5.5%
6.1%
Spain16,000,00034.6%4.5%
3.4%
Japan14,000,00010.9%3.8%
5.9%
Brazil13,000,0006.3%3.7%
3.3%
Canada11,000,00030.3%3.2%
3.5%
Italy9,700,00016.1%2.7%
2.9%
Saudi Arabia8,800,00026.1%2.4%
0.9%
Australia7,200,00028.4%2%
2.3%
Mexico7,000,0005.5%1.9%
0.7%
Russia5,800,0004.0%1.6%
1.5%
Netherlands5,500,00031.7%1.5%
1.8%
Argentina4,900,00010.9%1.4%
0.8%
Hong Kong4,200,00056.5%1.2%
2.1%
Poland3,800,0009.9%1.1%
0.8%
Belgium3,500,00030.5%1%
1.1%
Chile2,900,00015.1%0.8%
0.3%
Portugal2,700,00025.8%0.7%
0.5%
Sweden2,500,00024.2%0.7%
1%
Emirates2,400,00025.0%0.7%
0.4%
Turkey2,100,0002.6%0.6%
0.4%
New Zealand2,000,00040.5%0.6%
0.4%
Norway2,000,00037.6%0.6%
0.8%
Denmark1,900,00033.1%0.5%
0.8%
Austria1,900,00021.2%0.5%
0.7%
Switzerland1,900,00022.0%0.5%
0.7%
Colombia1,700,0003.8%0.5%
0.17%
China1,600,0000.1%0.5%
0.12%
Finland1,600,00029.1%0.4%
0.5%
Ireland1,600,00033.1%0.4%
0.5%
Greece1,200,00011.2%0.3%
0.2%
South Africa1,100,0002.0%0.3%
0.2%
South Korea1,100,0002.1%0.3%
0.6%
India1,000,0000.1%0.3%
0.12%
Peru960,0002.9%0.3%
0.1%
Taiwan920,0003.9%0.3%
0.6%
Kuwait850,00020.0%0.2%
0.1%
Israel810,0009.0%0.2%
0.3%
Czech Republic750,0007.0%0.2%
0.3%
Romania720,0003.7%0.2%
0.14%
Qatar680,00024.6%0.19%
0.04%
Singapore630,00011.2%0.18%
0.3%
Malaysia600,0001.8%0.17%
0.2%
Indonesia490,0000.2%0.14%
0.17%
Bulgaria470,0006.6%0.13%
0.07%
Croatia450,00011.0%0.13%
0.11%
Ecuador430,0002.5%0.12%
0.05%
Ukraine410,0001.0%0.12%
0.15%
Hungary400,0004.1%0.11%
0.18%
Costa Rica380,0007.6%0.11%
0.08%
Thailand370,0000.6%0.1%
0.2%
Lebanon250,0004.2%0.07%
0.02%
Slovakia240,0004.4%0.07%
0.07%
Oman210,0004.5%0.06%
0.03%
Panama210,0004.9%0.06%
0.03%
Bahrain180,00011.8%0.05%
0.02%
Uruguay180,0005.1%0.05%
0.05%
Guatemala180,0001.0%0.05%
0.03%
Luxembourg180,00029.3%0.05%
0.06%
El Salvador160,0002.3%0.04%
0.02%
Slovenia140,0006.8%0.04%
0.04%
Paraguay130,0001.8%0.04%
0.01%
Honduras120,0001.4%0.03%
0.01%
Cyprus120,00013.3%0.03%
0.02%
Iceland100,00028.6%0.03%
0.03%
Bolivia97,0000.8%0.03%
0.01%
Malta95,00019.9%0.03%
0.01%
Nicaragua45,0000.7%0.01%
0.01%

13
average number of games per account

~ 55 mln
accounts with a single game

Breakdown of the games when it's the only game on the account

Call of Duty: Black Ops II [PS3]17%
Grand Theft Auto V [PS3]6.2%
Call of Duty: Black Ops [PS3]4.8%
FIFA 18 [PS4]3.6%
FIFA 16 [PS4]3.4%
Call of Duty: Black Ops III [PS4]3.3%
Grand Theft Auto V [PS4]3%
FIFA 17 [PS4]3%
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege [PS4]2.7%
FIFA 14 [PS3]2.1%
FIFA 19 [PS4]2%
FIFA 13 [PS3]1.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 [PS3]1.6%
FIFA 15 [PS4]1.4%
Grand Theft Auto IV [PS3]1.4%
FIFA 16 [PS3]1.3%
FIFA 15 [PS3]1.2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 [PS3]1%
Rocket League [PS4]1%
FIFA 12 [PS3]0.9%
Others37%
Every number comes with ~15% margin of error. Also, bugs happen.
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