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DC Universe Online free-to-play switch nets 120,000 new players

Jamie Donnelly November 7, 2011 - 10:20 am

Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online has seen 120,000 new PC registrations since going free-to-play last week.

120,000 new wannabe superheroes dived into the world of DC Universe Online after the MMORPG went free-to-play last week. The game launched in February with a subscription model, but has followed the path of many recent MMOs in switching to the free payment model.

Sony Online Entertainment‘s John Smedley revealed the numbers via GamesIndustry [registration required to view], and also said that the company is planning a big advertising push to try and boost numbers even higher.

Sony will be hoping that these new players aren’t just total freeloaders though, as there is plenty of money to be made via the in-game microtransaction store. There is also a premium subscription still available for those who want to get everything they can out of the PC and PlayStation 3 MMO – Sony ought to be careful though, as last week Lego Universe announced the decision to close its doors in January after its attempts to entice players towards subscription fees with limited free-to-play content didn’t work out.

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