DC Universe Online Shows Strong Early Sales [Updated]

By Steve Watts, Jan 24, 2011 11:00am PST [Update: 11:14] Smedley clarified to Joystiq that the PS3/PC comparison is based on retail sales. If the Steam sales are taken into account, it tips the scales in the PC's favor.

Despite a mixed critical reception, Sony Online Entertainment says DC Universe Online is selling very well. A series of tweets from division president John Smedley says it's SOE's fastest-selling game, and hit #1 on Steam last week.

Though MMOs are usually a strictly-PC affair, SOE's focus on the console version has apparently paid off. Smedley revealed that the sales split is 52/48 in favor of the PlayStation 3 version.

The DC license has to be partially credited with the game's strong sales, but offering an MMO to more platforms and a focus on a faster combat pace surely played a role as well. We'll have our own coverage of DCUO coming soon, so keep an eye out.

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