PlayStation Plus subscribers pay $50 per year, but Sony gave away more than $1,300 in games per subscriber in 2014, according to a report compiled by Push Square. The PS Plus service has 7.9 million subscribers, Sony said during its last earnings call two months ago.
A Plus subscription provides PlayStation 4 multiplayer access, cloud-based storage, game discounts, Tune In radio access, and free games for the PS4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.
Sony already is increasing its cloud computing capabilities, preparing to help usher gamers towards cloud-based gaming - and subscription services will be an important piece to the puzzle. The Japanese electronics company greatly relies on its PlayStation business, as the company continues to face financial pressure.