Over 4 million Dark Souls 2 players have died in two days

Dark Souls 2 only launched on Tuesday, but there's already been a whole of dying across both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. In fact, there have already been over 4.3 million instances in which players have been greeted by the tauntingly brutal 'YOU DIED' screen.

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Dark Souls 2 only launched on Tuesday, but there's already been a whole of dying across both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. In fact, there have already been over 4.3 million instances in which players have been greeted by the tauntingly brutal 'YOU DIED' screen.

From Software (via Kotaku) has posted a website counting the number of player deaths across both console versions of Dark Souls 2, as well as the cause of their demise. As of this writing, nearly 3 million PS3 players have met their end, while 1.3 million Xbox 360 players have fallen.

The site includes more information, besides how many warriors have died. It also features other stats, like how many people have cleared the game, what items players are using, and how many souls have been lost. It also includes information on updates, maintenance, and whether the servers are experiencing any outages.

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    March 13, 2014 6:30 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Over 4 million Dark Souls 2 players have died in two days.

    Dark Souls 2 only launched on Tuesday, but there's already been a whole of dying across both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. In fact, there have already been over 4.3 million instances in which players have been greeted by the tauntingly brutal 'YOU DIED' screen.

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      March 13, 2014 6:38 AM

      ...and that's just in the tutorial.

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      March 13, 2014 8:21 AM

      LOL if you see the results on the webpage.... PS3 players are REALLY bad xD.

      When i checked it:
      PS3:
      Deaths: 2,991,976
      Disappeared souls: 48,696,246,021
      Game completed: 3

      Xbox 360:
      Deaths: 1,311,973
      Disappeared souls: 12,784,601,803
      Game completed: 1,657

      Seriously... WTF XDDDDD

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        March 13, 2014 8:28 AM

        or a) more people bought it for ps3 b) its easier to pirate on xbox

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          March 13, 2014 8:36 AM

          that doesn't explain why so many more people beat it on xbox than ps3.

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          March 13, 2014 10:02 AM

          But it's the proportions between numbers, 2,991,976 deaths and only 3 beat the game in ps3 and in xbox 1,311,973 deaths and 1,657 completed the game....

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            March 13, 2014 10:16 AM

            And... imnova, i dont know wich was released earlier, but if they played it earlier, both deaths and times beaten the game will be higher than the other version, not only one of them.

            So beeing released a couple of hours before doesn't make any difference.

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              March 13, 2014 10:20 AM

              yes but ease of pirating will make a difference

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              March 13, 2014 10:20 AM

              or... the servers weren't up until a week after the game had been pirated on the 360, and then when the servers did go up they updated with all the people who had beaten it. the deaths during that time were not counted because the servers were not up to collect the data?

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                March 13, 2014 10:28 AM

                Oh didn't know that.

                Still the difference is pretty big, x4 more souls lost and more than 2x more deaths.

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                  March 13, 2014 10:34 AM

                  Pretty big if the deaths and souls lost started counting with only a couple of hours between releases.
                  That if its like you say and only game completion was detected by the servers from that pirated week.

                  The difference is huge any way you look at it xD.

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                March 13, 2014 12:33 PM

                That doesn't quite make any sense. If they could locally store the number of times a game was completed and update that to the server at a later date, then they would also be able to do the same with deaths and disappeared souls.

                Even with it's obnoxious screen tearing, I think it may have to do with the Xbox version running at a more consistent frame rate. The PS3 version of the game sees more sub 30fps dips and it also has vsync to contend with. It other words PS3 players have more input lag to account for than 360 players.

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                  March 13, 2014 12:39 PM

                  input lag is why the game has been beating over 550 times more on one system versus the other?

                  all of this is conjecture, but I maybe the game over count is based on people who have generated a certain achievement versus the kill count being updated on the fly?

                  there is a plaque you can view in game to see a real time update of the global kill count, so I assume that wasn't working prior to the game's actual release..

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                    March 13, 2014 12:57 PM

                    It's not just beating the game. The number of deaths is WAY higher.

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                      March 13, 2014 1:41 PM

                      and now we are back to the original point that there are more copies on PS3 thus more deaths in the same window of time

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                        March 13, 2014 1:44 PM

                        And fewer completions.

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                          March 13, 2014 1:47 PM

                          ok I'll try one more time :

                          re: times cleared

                          However they are counting deaths applied retroactively to people who beat the game on pirated copies over a week before release of the game. Maybe this was done by counting people who have gotten the achievement or something like that. Thus, since the 360 copy was pirated so early, there will be significantly more completions.

                          re: deaths

                          They did not start counting deaths until the game actually released and servers came online. Thus, since more people have it for PS3, and the servers have been up for the same amount of time on both platforms, there are more deaths on PS3.


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                            March 13, 2014 2:08 PM

                            Are you stating this as fact, or are you speculating?

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                              March 13, 2014 2:33 PM

                              your first reply to me is to a post in which I say all of this is conjecture

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        March 13, 2014 8:36 AM

        the PS3 version was sold out everywhere near me but there were a lot of 360 copies. i feel like it's more known on playstation and probably will sell more.

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        March 13, 2014 10:22 AM

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      March 13, 2014 10:42 AM

      hahaha that's the metric we were all looking for. :)

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      March 13, 2014 12:25 PM

      I'd phrase your title it differently.

      "Dark Souls 2 Players have died over 4 million times in 2 days"

      Yours implies there's 4 million unique players.... maybe that's just me?

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        March 13, 2014 1:38 PM

        The current phrasing implies that Dark Souls 2 is like The Ring almost.

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