Between July and September, PlayStation Network
enjoyed its highest revenue ever for a quarter, making it two best ever quarters in a row
for Sony's online service. Speaking to GamesIndustry International
, a Sony Computer Entertainment America spokesperson said, "Our last quarter was the biggest in terms of transactional sales in PSN's six-year history." Speaking to Joystiq, a SCEA spokeperson expanded upon that statement:
"Transactional sales refer to PlayStation Store sales through the PSN/SEN Wallet. Our last quarter (July - September 2012) was our 'biggest' on a global basis with regard to revenue."
So, PSN is apparently on the up, with Sony claiming 97 percent customer satisfaction for the service along with 93 percent renewal intent. The company says the success of PlayStation Plus is driving PSN sales.
Having been around for over two years, PlayStation Plus
membership sales almost doubled this summer following the announcement of the Instant Game Collection
. Sony is still keeping quiet about specific subscriber numbers, but it sounds like PS Plus is proving to be a significant addition
to the PlayStation arsenal.