Sony is now reporting that they have more than 20 Million people on the PlayStation Network (PSN)  according to VentureBeat. In early January, Microsoft said they had 17 Million active members who had spent more than $1 billion on Xbox LIVE since launch. 

Sony says they have sold:
  • More than 380 Million pieces of Content
  • Made $180 Million in revenue
This means on average, Sony is making:
  • $9/user
  • $.47/piece of content
With 70 million PS3’s sold, Sony has a 28.6 % rate of gamers becoming online gamers on the platform. PSN offers:
  • 14,500 items
  • of which, 5,900 are movies

comScore released an analysis of Americans’ usage of online gaming sites as the economy sours which showed that the category has grown:

  • 27 percent during the past year
  • American online gaming sites had 86 million visitors in December 2008
  • Total time spent playing online games jumped 42 percent
  • Americans’ total share of Internet time spent playing online games grew from 3.7 percent in December 2007 to 4.9 percent in December 2008
  • Yahoo! Games ranked as the most visited site in the category with 19.5 million visitors (up 20 percent) 
  • EA Online haad 15.4 million visitors (up 21 percent)
  • Disney Games had 13.4 million visitors (up 13 percent)

Top Online Gaming Sites

December 2008 vs. December 2007

Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations


Source: comScore Media Metrix

 

   Total Unique Visitors (000)

 Dec-2007 Dec-

2008

% Change

Total Internet : Total Audience

183,619

190,650

4

Online Gaming

67,457

85,977

27

Yahoo! Games

16,184

19,468

20

EA Online

12,673

15,369

21

Disney Games

11,933

13,458

13

WildTangent Network

7,650

13,306

74

Addictinggames.com

9,706

11,343

17

AOL Games

8,380

10,750

28

MSN Games

9,685

10,263

6

Miniclip.com

7,264

8,636

19

Nick.com Games

6,020

7,092

18

Spil Games

1,821

6,715

269