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DC Universe Online becomes Sony Online's fastest seller

Although the publisher wouldn't provide a specific number for how many units it has sold, Sony Online Entertainment has announced that DC Universe Online is the company's "fastest selling game ever," and that it's having difficulty keeping stock available.

"Should have more inventory in Monday," wrote SOE president John Smedley in a Twitter post over the weekend.

The game, which is available on PS3 and PC, gives players the nerdy-dream-fulfilling experience of creating superheroes (or villians) and fighting alongside all the major DC Comics superstars.

On the digital download PC gaming service Steam, DC Universe Online was ranked as the #1 download last week, though Smedley didn't say exactly how many copies were sold.

Sony Online Entertainment doesn't ship a lot of products and its following has been relatively niche to date, so saying DC Universe Online is its fastest-selling game of all time isn't the same thing as if it were Sony Computer Entertainment's or EA's fast-selling title.

Nevertheless, we're not surprised that it's doing well. While it hasn't been out long enough for us to give it a definitive score, why don't you check out our recent Full-Access Playthrough for an idea of how we feel about it?

[Source: Twitter (John Smedley)]

Jan 24, 2011

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10 comments

  • reaperman22 - January 27, 2011 3:09 a.m.

    i was going to get it but seriously? a hundred bucks for half a year is just ridiculous
  • SAUGAPRIME - January 25, 2011 4:27 a.m.

    The game is fun don't get me wrong but there is still to many bugs in the game even with the patches. Not enough powers and to repetitive, i keep playing the same rounds over and over to get the mark of what ever. One more thing, people are geting really upset when they beat a mission and there prize at the end of the mission is gone, like the justice Leagion emblem. Oh and 14.99 a month rediculous, just because most mmo's charge that now everybody else has to follow!
  • RebornKusabi - January 25, 2011 2:32 a.m.

    I'll be picking this up next Friday since Dead Space 2 comes first but two of my friends (one at my work, one at my school) have been playing it and they both completely love it.
  • jstreck - January 25, 2011 1:04 a.m.

    Boo to subscription fees!
  • Crimmy - January 25, 2011 12:47 a.m.

    I want this really bad, but I can't afford the subscription fee.
  • F4G1TR0N - January 25, 2011 12:27 a.m.

    I would be getting it, but Sadly paying a subscription fee is not in my meager college budget :(. Maybe they will do the same thing Lord of The Rings online did :D?
  • Xkhaoz - January 25, 2011 12:15 a.m.

    OMG teh Joker is a gonna rape you.
  • yonderTheGreat - January 25, 2011 12:11 a.m.

    Star Wars Galaxies. 'nuff said.
  • anduin1 - January 25, 2011 12:06 a.m.

    and how long until its the fastest subscriber losing mmo, honestly the game looks fantastic graphically but like many of Sonys other MMO offerings, the lack of content will do it in.
  • ventanger - January 25, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    I have it and it's pretty fun. But why the weird pre-release screenshot? That doesn't even look like the same game.

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