Sony's streaming service PlayStation Now has exceeded 2.2 million users.
As revealed in an investors presentation, in March 2019, the cloud gaming service had over 700,000 subscribers. That number rose to one million last October, which has more than doubled as of the end of April.
PlayStation Now was first launched in 2014. The Japanese firm cited price changes and an increased library as the reasons for the increase in subscribers. When first launched, the games could not be downloaded, and they were streamed. The option to install the titles was added in 2018.
The number of PlayStation Now users might have doubled in the last 18 months, but Microsoft boasts a very impressive 10 million subscribers for its rival Xbox Game Pass, which only rolled out in 2017. It is worth noting that first-party games are added to the service at launch, a big draw for potential customers.
Recently, the PlayStation creator claimed that its relationship with Microsoft is "deepening." Furthermore, a strong partnership could develop between the two companies. It follows the deal Sony signed with the Xbox maker to use its Azure cloud technology.