Les Hinton, publisher at Wall Street Journal has mentioned the strong performance related to paid subscriptions for tablet editions of New Corp. with a number of paid subscriptions quadrupled when compared to last year, the company has reached 200,000 paid subscribers, as Hinton said at a speech in Boston.
He also said that other periodicals than WSJ surprisingly seemed to get good traction.
The 200,000 paid subscriptions represent a combination based on all sizes of tablet devices, which includes Android tablets, the iPad, the Nook and the Kindle. By contrast, the printed edition has currently a circulation of about 1.6 million.
In spite of these large sales numbers coming from tablets, News Corp has yet to reveal performance figures generated by paid subscriptions that were accessed from smartphone platforms.