Research firm SuperData has reported that online game subscription services generated $273m in revenue in the last quarter between July and September 2018. Breaking down the various services they show that PlayStation Now is beating all the other services combined, grabbing 52% of the revenue.
That’s quite a large margin but Xbox owners do have a choice of Xbox Games Pass and EA Access so that would split the numbers on that platform, and PC gamers are split by the two different flavours of Origin Access, meaning that EA account for a third of all revenue.
Microsoft have recently revealed Project X Cloud which will allow subscribers to playing Xbox games on many formats, including mobile, so that’s going to have a big impact when it’s rolled out.
We should point out that SuperData use complex methodologies to create their reports rather than having access to the real data, but they are generally regarded to be similar to the real numbers.