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DC Universe Online players mostly on PS3

Does free-to-play work on consoles? Sony Online Entertainment would argue "yes." The evidence? DC Universe Online. 70

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Does free-to-play work on consoles? Sony Online Entertainment would argue "yes." The evidence? DC Universe Online. According to SOE president John Smedley, the majority of the game's players are on the PS3, making it the rare example of a successful console MMO--and perhaps one of the only notable free-to-play efforts on console.

"It's 70 percent of the audience. Free-to-play on PlayStation 3 is huge," Smedley told GI.biz. "In fact, right now, it's us with DCUO and Free Realms and our friends at CCP with Dust 514 that are going to prove that this market really works.

One of the reasons why PS3 has been such a great platform for SOE is the fact that many PlayStation Network members store their credit card information. With tons of items to buy within the free-to-play ecosystem, Smedley describes it as "very frictionless" if players do want to buy something.

The most recent expansion for DC Universe Online released last month, and focused on the Joker.

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    July 18, 2012 1:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, DC Universe Online players mostly on PS3.

    Does free-to-play work on consoles? Sony Online Entertainment would argue "yes." The evidence? DC Universe Online. 70

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      July 18, 2012 2:10 PM

      it does make sense that Sony would have more luck with this, they don't seem to have as draconian policies as MS, that and, Sony publishes these MMO's

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        July 18, 2012 2:11 PM

        However, PS3 players are the majority for DCUO because PC has so many other good FTP MMO's to choose from

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      July 18, 2012 3:04 PM

      I got the game when it released, the interface is heavily designed towards being played using a console controller rather than a keyboard and mouse.

      I am not surprised it is more popular on a console.

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      July 18, 2012 3:34 PM

      Frictionless? Try impulsive.