Even though the game has been out for less than a week, DCUO is selling better than hot cakes, with publisher SOE apologising for the limited stock and promising to send more to retail as soon as possible.
The game is awesome, it deserves this success. Even if you hate the PS3 (this IS N4G after all, and people have opinions :) ), grab it on PC. It's totally worth it. A real break from the point and click fantasy trend of the last 10 years. Did I mention you can fly, and toss busses and use SUPER-POWERS?!!! Nuff said.
Its a brilliant game, congrats to SOE for such a great MMO. They took a risk with this, and it looks like it paid off.
I hear a Batman and GreenArrow type combination superhero is kinda cool.
I dunno - I could go for some hotcakes right about now . . .
I'm not going to lie I really didn't think this game was going to do any good. Nice to see that its an enjoyable game.
An MMO with a decent combat system. Mind blown.
There's only one copy i saw at Fry's last night and it was the one with Batman's statue every other copy of the game was gone. I'm still not sure if i'm gonna get it since i'll have to get two copies and that's $30 every month which is gonna eat away from my new games budget.
I Bought 2 copies, one for myself and another for my Brother, should be getting it today, but went round my friends to see him create his character, looks totally awesome, still stuck on what type of power I want!
@LoVeRSaMa: Go with shapeshifting powers if you want a laugh! In the beta, I would troll other users by walking to their face and turning into a Gorilla or a Pterodactyl. lol
Bought it day 1 and I've been having a blast. I cant believe how much stuff there is to do, and I haven't even made a villain yet. Oh and the servers are packed, there are people everywhere I go.
haha, I can tell. You haven't got off DCUO since you got the damn game xD What evere happened to meeting up online on WKC ONCE b4 WKC2 comes out *sighs* @below 4 sure man. My in-game handle is: Xanxus while my PSN handle is: Skv007 hit me a msg sometime we'll play.
you guys have White Knight Chronicles ? listen im Guild Rank 5 almost 6 if you guys want friends to play online add me , i've had the game since launch date here in the states but i just beat the story and did a couple of quests online but then i started playing other games , just got back at it with another friend and its a blast to play it online
your psn list is full , dont let me add you lol
Ah, I'll do some spring cleaning later 2day m8
In this day and age of terrible MMOs, it's refreshing to have a good one for once. I'm not an MMO person at all, but I'm really contemplating on getting this game for the PC. I just don't know if I'm willing to keep paying monthly though.
You can always bust your balls and pay 4 a lifetime membership >.< (~200$ i think). Atleast you won't ever have to wry about paying monthly fees...... even though you could have bought urself 4-10 games in the same price >.< I'm really tempted to get into DCUO. But the P2P thing makes me go into a craze.. 'I payed 4 it, so I must get my money's worth' that never goes too well w/ college and other shit I has going on. Am busy.
This game is SUPER addictive!!!! No pun intended!! I made a villain and having a BLAST! PM me for my PSN ID, we'll fuckin FIGHT or FIGHT together!!!
Are there any reviews out for this game? I haven't taken much notice of it (not big on MMOs) but I do like the DC universe.
cool games, hope more buying it.
Hopefully Hackers don't mess up the online!
That's like hacker kryptonite.
One of the servers Im on just went back up and u know... people don't constantly stay looking at the screen waiting for the server to get back on.. but when i tried logging in just when it came back I was number 1200 in line :/. SO just imagine how many people play the game, there's like 7 servers xD. Tried again, am 1700 in line lol
Glad to hear that the game is doing so great... I still have to get it...lol
i'm happy that gamers are enjoying this title
I truly did not expect this. Interesting...
Were on the fence with this one. With MMOs in general it's so hard to predict how they'll do. This really has picked off, and has done really well.
It wasnt that hard to predict a success . CoH was after all a success ... and many people were starving for a mmo of the same quality in the same genre . Wich they didnt get with Champions Online Plus DC got a huge following as a licence . Why do people keep forgetting that the license still helped sell mediocre batman and superman games , helped sell the excellent arkham Asylum , and turned a subpar mortal kombat vs DC into a million selling title ?
Yeah it was certain that at least the people who enjoyed CoH/CoV + regular dc comics fans would at least check out the game
SOE took their time and made an excellent game. Sales are well deserved. Probably could've been an Epic Mickey-type of success if it came out a month ago.
That's really awesome news. I'm not much of an MMO guy myself so I probably won't get it, but it's wonderful to hear such positive news. Good job SOE. Maybe this will be the next generation of MMO? Something that that can stand up to WoW because it truly changes up the genre in the gameplay.
you know that's never going to happen. nothing is going to overtake WoW til Blizzard releases a new mmo (and even then, i'd be surprised).
Awesome to hear, I am still debating on getting it though. I loved the beta, but not sure how much I will play it, and still not ready to pay $15 a month. Maybe in the future.
i too am debating on buying it.. i enjoyed the beta but not sure if i want a $15 a month charge
You could always quit after a few months if you do not find it satisfying enough. I personally did that with Phantasy Star Online for the Cube. Enjoyed it for a few, but stopped the payment afterwards.
I have been hearing very positive things about DCUO!
Nice that it's selling well. I hope this paves the way for more MMO games on consoles.
I agree. This is a very good sign for the future of MMOs on consoles
I'm getting it on pc. I don't like playing mmo's on console.
They are increasing capacity which is why the servers are down right now and im glad. Im tired of the 200+ ppl queued up infront of me. They need to hurry it up though so i can get my fix. *scratch neck*
200 is nothing, try now lol, I was 1700
Why do hotcakes enjoy such an awesome reputation? I mean just how popular are they. If anything that expression should be changed to Selling like DS's.
or oatcakes.. everyone loves a good oatcake. best thing we brits have ever invented. @Bath oatcakes > australians
I always thought Australians were the best thing the Brits ever invented. ;)
Hopefully this bodes well for Agent.
i think with the success of this it should def. bode well for The Agent as it will open up the PS3 to the MMO craze
I think this speak more for the DC's name brand power. Don't get me wrong, this is a good sign on the DCUO becoming the WOWcrack of consoles, but the Agent is going to need to be more than an MMO based around a shooter.
You mean 'The Agency' Agent (the game developed by Rockstar North) is not an MMO. At least they haven't announced that it is. The Agency on the other hand is an MMO.
Yeah, sorry. I did mean The Agency. Funny how everyone knew what game I meant but didnt pick up on the mistake. Have a bubble you clever Focker.
I need a better PC or I need to get a coffee table so I can set my keyboard and mouse up to my PS3... Do you need a keyboard and mouse to play this game for PS3??
i'm sure you can use the reg controller
Its really easy playing with a controller. Unless you prefer keyboard & mouse, the controller works just fine.
i prefer the controller. you dont even notice your playing an MMO, thats how good the controls are. its like another adventure game
My mate who's been an EQ and WoW man for ages on PC says even he prefers playing with a pad-says it just feels like the game was designed much better for the DS3 than for keyboard and mouse. If he plays with a pad it must, at the very least, work as well as K/M. I never got on with the stats and point and click of trad MMORPGs and when I tried WoW back in the day I was(maybe) unlucky in that the community I found was full of elitist wankers who hated anyone new asking ANYTHING and ridiculed you for doing so-so I sacked it pretty quick. While I'm sure most people who play WoW are actually OK my experience was terrible and as the gameplay and grind-quest-grind wasn't up my alley I've been way more interested in DC:U but still dunno if I've got time for an MMO when I already, always have a backlog. Thinking about it this year doesn't even look like having a slow summer-plenty of PS3 games to augment the multis all through the year as far as I can tell. So, IDK if it's worth the entrance fee plus sub just to find out if it's for me at the expense of a ton of games I KNOW I will enjoy. Anyway, good to see a different style, action packed MMO doing so well for SOE-after they've been the butt of a few MMO jokes pre FF14 taking that role for the whole world. Everyone I know who played the beta has either bought the game or will be doing so-MMO players and newcomers, PC and PS3 heads alike. Good job I reckon and I do confess to ebing tempted myself-it's just the thought of playing ONE game to the exclusion of many others.
Custom built it for the dualshock
Cool, then i will seriously try and get this for ps3.... I got a disagree? I must really have a hater tracking me.
When you are asking a question a disagree = no, and an agree = yes.
EB Games I went to was sold out on Tuesday picked it up at HMV.
Great news for Sony and the devs, I hope it does great numbers and awesome reviews. I might have to pick this up one of these days.
I have to say I am really supprised with how well this game is selling. I know I am enjoying the hell out it right now.
Color me shocked if a pay-to-play MMO succeeds on consoles. Most of them fail on PC as it is. I am curious about the number of people unfamiliar with MMOs who pick it up after seeing the commercials (heavily advertised in the US right now) and discover they have to pay monthly fees to keep playing their $60 game. I don't think you can claim success or failure until several months in, after all those 30-day trials expire and the less-than-savvy consumers realize what they've purchased.
That's good to hear, I really want this game to succeed so its supported for ages. Have yet to see an ad in the UK though.
Yeah, I see them pretty often. Think it's the only game Sony's advertising right now.
It might do well the first few months with those players since the billing is setup to bill automatically month to month. One of the first things I did with my copy was turn OFF automatic billing. IF I need more time, I can always add it manually. No point in buying time if I'm busy playing something else for a few weeks.
I knew dcu would be amazing since i was in the beta. Also this is good news its just once that 30-day free month is up i wonder if ppl will complain or not.
Anyone got statistics? How many copies sold so far?
Chris399... Oh man when I finally hit level 22 the first thing I unlocked was the super strength ability under iconic powers area & I went & looked for the bus & brang it back to where all the super heroes stand in the front building by that beach with the gorillas & I was just showing off running around carrying that huge bus lol. This game is just pure awesome.
I want to play some DECENT MMO for once but DC Universe doesn't look like an MMO? Someone wanna clarify to me? Dungeons, Grinding, Rare items, and so on
this is not that type of mmo DC is more action/beat em up based
It has raids, alerts, Legends PVP, Arena PVP, Vaults, and DUOs. The great thing is you can queue up for them all and get back to back instances. Although you wont be able to raid and duo till 30 cuz thats where most of the game is which is in the end game content. Edit: n Yes there are rare and epic items. Edit2: Never did get around to playing that but just watched a vid on youtube. Yes it is similar but of course the graphics look alot better. The arena pvp is where you hold and control areas. Legends PVP is where you take control of a iconic character (batman, harley,robin etc) and fight with them. Then there is open world pvp where you can woop any opposing force you see on the street. Then you will use the tokens to buy epic and PVP armor.
League of legends PVP style?
basically you can play pvp as heroes such as batman etc in dedicated modes