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DC Universe Online Digital Download Coming Soon to PSN

Ryan Peters's Avatar + Posted by Ryan Peters on Mar 09, 2011 // PR Manager, Sony Online Entertainment

DC Universe Online beta for PS3

Hey Everyone! It has been nearly two months since the launch of DC Universe Online and if you haven’t already purchased the game then shame on you – we have already added a new Catwoman episode and a second Batcave Raid! For those of you who just can’t make it to the store, we have the answer, shop from your couch…DC Universe Online is coming to the PlayStation Store! The digital download of DCUO will make accessing the game nearly effortless as you can simply slip on your sweatpants, melt into your couch and immediately access the vast world that is DC Universe Online. Download the Universe… right from your couch!

DC Universe Online will be available for download at the Playstation Store for $59.99 USD. The game includes 30-days of free gameplay, with a monthly game play fee of $14.99 thereafter. We also have bundled packs that give you more game play for less, a six-month subscription package is available for $77.99 USD with a 12-month subscription selling for $134.99 USD.

Don’t run to the PlayStation Store just yet, but keep an eye out for the official announcement and release date coming soon! In the meantime, let us know: Are you a hero or villain inside DCUO? Sound off in the comments!

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119 Comments

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+ Rene_Led on March 9th, 2011 at 9:53 pm said:

Eh…
If I wanted to pay for online gaming, I would have gotten the Other System and/or played by PC.
I played the PS+ Beta, wasn’t too impressed with how the game was, not my style of gaming so I would have to say No Thanks.


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+ Blakkternalx520 on March 9th, 2011 at 9:55 pm said:

WOW Sony. you must pay the people thats running the servers alot of moolah. Too steap for me. Cant do it. Sorry.


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+ FJ1100_rider on March 9th, 2011 at 10:00 pm said:

@kidcommando
why the same price as in stores ? simple
if psn started under cutting store prices for digital downloads no retailer would carry any ps3 game in stock and most including big retailers like wal-mart wouldn’t sell ps3 consoles either
you simply can’t sell cheaper in one location than your competitors and the stores that you rely on to carry your products and expect them to still sell for you .
would you or anyone buy a game at a store if you could buy it for less from home ? no .
would developers pay to print discs and ship games to retailers if they’d have no or nearly no sales ? no .

they can’t sell cheaper than on disc , what they can and should do is lower psn prices to match store prices on older games .


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+ MarinoBrea on March 9th, 2011 at 10:41 pm said:

You might as well titled this article “HANDS UP!” $60 for a download, for a subscription-based game no less. Are you guys high or is it just all the colorful, fruity beverages you drink when playing with your super-heroe toys? lol.


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+ starBlinky01 on March 9th, 2011 at 10:42 pm said:

1 month free for plus members??????? plz plz

:)


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+ omega_alpha-619 on March 9th, 2011 at 10:47 pm said:

@50 MarinoBrea Your comment makes NO sense. Are you complaining cuz you can’t afford it??


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+ omega_alpha-619 on March 9th, 2011 at 10:49 pm said:

@51 starBlinky01 You already get 1 month free. :)


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+ EJStrat on March 9th, 2011 at 10:55 pm said:

Hey Ryan Peters,

I talked to a customer service rep, who was pretty rude btw (it was close to shift end), about the legendary subscription advertisements. You’re probably aware, the date shown on the in game ad when the game loaded up was changed from Mar 1st to Mar 15th around Feb 25th. This was apparently done to remind the UK players that they had extra time to get the legendary subscription. Well the friends I play with and I didn’t see that the new date was advertising a UK date, so we thought we had more time to get money to buy the subscription and therefore missed out on it. I’ve cancelled my subscription and am waiting to get to speak to someone other than a customer service rep. Would be great if you’d respond to this personally since you’re the PR guy.


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+ EJStrat on March 9th, 2011 at 11:03 pm said:

Basically, it doesn’t seem right that the date advertised was changed to show the deadline for a different demographic. Obviously I was recognized as a player in the US, otherwise the ad would not have disappeared on the previously mentioned US deadline. I don’t feel that I should have to pay an extra $40+ a year on my subscription. I don’t think its good business to mislead your customers like that. Again, I cancelled the automatic subscription renewal in my personal settings, my free month ended yesterday, and I can’t bring myself to buy the more expensive subscriptions. Is there anything that can be done about this? I know for a fact that I’m not the only one to have made this mistake, and your customer service rep brought into question my ability to read, also saying that no other such complaints have been filed. I asked him to file a complaint for me, which I don’t believe he’s done. I can’t find any information to contact you directly, Ryan Peters. I hope you check this comment section on your article. It would be a shame for SOE to lose a customer over this.


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+ omega_alpha-619 on March 9th, 2011 at 11:09 pm said:

“I know for a fact that I’m not the only one to have made this mistake, and your customer ………”

Why do people expect others to pay for mistakes that are not theirs…


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+ Almighty-Koz on March 9th, 2011 at 11:18 pm said:

i really really hope there is a way to download this without paying 60$ again, i already own the disc i cant trade it in to subsidize the download price and if i owned the download i would play the game more…..i hate having to swap the games out pain in the butt for me since my system isnt in the same room as my tv.


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+ Psycho_Eddie on March 9th, 2011 at 11:35 pm said:

Are you folks on crack? We own PS3′s. Not Xbox’s. Only xbox owners are stupid enough to pay to play a game they already own. This game is going to be in the $5 bin before Easter.


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+ morph147 on March 9th, 2011 at 11:37 pm said:

once again. i will not buy a game that i can get in the store. i rather have the disc over a digital copy.

also how much i would love to play this game. to me any monthly subscription fee is not worth it.


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+ playaplus on March 9th, 2011 at 11:56 pm said:

THANK YOU! I BEEN WAITING FOR THIS


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+ CASTERTROY on March 10th, 2011 at 12:01 am said:

When monthly subscription comes down to 7.99 month then ill purchase game..


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+ omega_alpha-619 on March 10th, 2011 at 12:01 am said:

@58 Psycho_Eddie You have no idea what your talking about millions of people pay subscriptions to play MMO’s and not just on PS3 but also on PC, they even did and still do on ps2. This is nothing new its been going on for decades, and as far as this game ending up in the “$5 bin”.. don’t hold your breath. These type of games are infinitly larger in their scope and DEPTH than any regular LINEAR console type game. You simply don’t have any idea or from the sound of it any experience.


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+ ima_hustla_19 on March 10th, 2011 at 12:16 am said:

@39 UR RIGHT I DONT KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO PLAY AN MMO FOR YEARS, I ALSO DONT KNOW ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIPS FORMED OVER YEARS OF PLAYING A SINGLE GAME.WHAT I DO KNOW IS I DONT WANT TO PAY $194.99 TO PLAY A GAME FOR A YEAR(FIRST YEAR PRICE GAME COST INCLUDED)AND I DONT WANT TO SPEND YEARS PLAYING A GAME TO GET RELATIONSHIPS WITH PPL ILL NEVER MEET.INSTEAD OF ROAMING AROUND A FICTIONAL WORLD ALL DAY TALKING TO FAKE SUPER HEROS ID RATHER ROAM THE REAL WORLD ALL DAY AND MEET REAL PPL.DONT GET ME WRONG I HAVE NO BAD FEELINGS TOWARD MMO’S AND IF THE GAME CAME WITH A FREE 3 MONTHS AND A LOWER SUBSCRIPTION PRICE I WOULD TRY IT OUT BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS ITS TO EXPENSIVE TO PLAY FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS OTHER INTEREST OUTSIDE OF GAMING.I COULD BUY 3 BRAND NEW AAA TITLES AND SUPPORT MULTIPLE STUDIOS AND STILL HAVE SOME MONEY LEFT OVER INSTEAD OF 1 GAME.ITS JUST NOT COST EFFECTIVE.


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+ omega_alpha-619 on March 10th, 2011 at 12:22 am said:

Indeed, you also might wanna check out this button called “Caps Lock” LOL And thats great if your just not into that type of game, maybe if you don’t like something you should move on, to your rich social life and stop wasting your precious time TROLLING games you don’t even like in the 1st place. ^_^


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+ vza004 on March 10th, 2011 at 12:23 am said:

Why not release the lifetime subscription option for PSN player like PC?


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+ omega_alpha-619 on March 10th, 2011 at 12:26 am said:

@vza004 It has something to do with the limit on how much money you can have at one-time on your PS Store cart. Sony needs to raise that limit 1st.


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+ mJ_mSv on March 10th, 2011 at 12:36 am said:

Pleace start releasing digital downloads day 1!, I would prefer it much more than Blueray for the easy access!.. It’s also unfair for people already bought the blueray version to buy it again, I know it will be impossible to give them it again becouse you could just hire any blueray then and get the game for “free”.
Also the price point should be like 10-25% lower than bluerays, as you will still earn more than selling the blueray becouse you can keep all the profit yourself, And for the digital buyers we can not trade it in like we could do with bluerays… I think everyone would earn on a digital day one world if the price point was just lowered a bit! (And dont forget do lower the digital price when it’s selling for less in ordinary shops!)


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+ ima_hustla_19 on March 10th, 2011 at 12:39 am said:

YEA I COULD TURN THE CAPS OFF BUT IM NOT GOING TO CUZ IM AT WORK AND HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING IN CAPS N E WAY.I AGREE WHEN YOU DONT LIKE SOMETHING YOU SHOULD MOVE ON AND THATS WHAT IV DONE CUZ IM NOT BUYING THIS GAME… AT LEAST TILL PRICES DROP.BUT TROLLING REALLY? IM TROLING CUZ I READ A POST ON MY FAVORITE BLOG(ACTUALLY THE ONLY BLOG I LOOK AT) AND HAD AN OPINION? ILL ADMIT WHEN IT COMES TO SONY IM A FANBOY BUT HAVING AN OPINION ON A SONY GAME MAKES ME A TROLL, I THINK NOT.N E WAY ILL BE OFF TO MY “RICH SOCIAL LIFE” SHORTLY, SHOULD I PICK UP A GIRL FOR YA? U KNOW A REAL 1 NOT LIKE WONDER WOMAN BUT A REAL WOMAN THAT U PROLLY NEVER SEE BECUSE UR PLAYING GAMES IN A FAKE WORLD(AND IM GUESSING UR IN THIS FAKE WORLD ALOT SINCE U TOOK SUCH OFFENSE TO MY EARLYER POST/OPINION).IM SURE U WILL REPOST SOMETHING TO ME AFTER THIS BUT JUST SO U KNOW I WONT B READING THIS COMMENT SECTION N E MORE BECUSE LIKE U SO WISELY SAID I SHOULD “MOVE ON”.PEACE.


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+ iTofuMan on March 10th, 2011 at 1:04 am said:

This is nice and all, but where is life-time membership? I havent renew my membership because of this main factor. there is no reason why PC users should be getting special treatment like this while us Ps3 users get left in the dust.


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+ BanzaiHeil on March 10th, 2011 at 1:17 am said:

My 30 days are almost up and I’m still on the fence about continuing my subscription. The game is fun, but I just don’t really feel like what I’m doing is worth the constant flow of cash. I mean, I spent half of last year wandering around in the vast world of Red Dead Redemption. Online. For free. I get that the world is a lot bigger in DCUO, but still… paying a monthly fee to do the EXACT same thing over and over just to get better armor just seems misguided. I dunno, I plop down $30 for 3 months on the legend plan, get my platinum, and get out.

Also, I second the notion that we should get the option to run without a disc even if we bought retail.


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+ BanzaiHeil on March 10th, 2011 at 1:20 am said:

*I may plop down the $30


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+ Christian399 on March 10th, 2011 at 2:34 am said:

They should have just launched it this way in the first place. I sold the game at Block Buster (they still take trades) after a month. I prefer digital for MMOs as you don’t play them ALL the time, but in periods.

That, and the game was mostly broken for the first month. I might pick it up again, if its heavily discounted, but I’ll be grabbing WKC2 before anything else this summer.


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+ britthero on March 10th, 2011 at 2:36 am said:

hello ^_^ im just cearust wen will be suspacting free realms ? please let use know if you know anything wen ill come out too ps3 thanks SOE :)


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+ madhi19 on March 10th, 2011 at 3:43 am said:

My prediction DCU will be free to download with a six months membership by this Summer.


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+ Stoffinator on March 10th, 2011 at 5:28 am said:

As soon as the game drops way down in price, than I won’t mind paying the monthly fee.


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+ BiezulbubBill69 on March 10th, 2011 at 5:47 am said:

Why the hell would I pay $60 for a game AND THEN PAY MORE EVERY MONTH JUST TO PLAY IT?! Are you out of your ****ing mind??? No way in hell I’m getting this game if you have to PAY every month just to play it? Get the **** outta here with that BULL****!!!


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+ RE-MAX on March 10th, 2011 at 6:42 am said:

It must be just me, but this is ridiculous, not paying more than $39.99 for any games any more. This is the start of the video game revolt you shun. Cume buy not.


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+ RE-MAX on March 10th, 2011 at 6:46 am said:

is this the beginning of the death of online gaming for the middle class and lower? Class wars 2011!


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+ RE-MAX on March 10th, 2011 at 6:47 am said:

move you ps3 from one room to another…there’s a tax for that!


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+ Transient on March 10th, 2011 at 8:23 am said:

Charging the same price for a digital download as for the physical copy is ridiculous. You could easily charge $29.99 and still make a massive profit.

Also, $15/mo is too much. I played the beta and was quite interested in this MMO, but you priced much too high.


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+ djspinal on March 10th, 2011 at 8:25 am said:

NICE!!!!!!!! Let me know when the one year sub drops lower than a ps plus sub, and u add a lifetime sub option. :) I can tell you guyz are trying. Still not worth it to me though.


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+ Tank_Baked on March 10th, 2011 at 8:33 am said:

I’m all for full retail games as digital downloads but this is one I won’t be getting . Just not worth the money that has to be put into it .


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+ MEXRPG on March 10th, 2011 at 8:46 am said:

Cool game, I played the beta. But… WAAAAAY TO EXPENSIVE! I’m cool with paying for the game but, the monthly fee just to play? Give me a freaking break, that’s why I have a playstation, I never wanted any part of those WOW weirdos. I am 100% sure that if you remove the fee you will sell double the amount of games, that’s the only thing stopping me from buying the game, honestly.


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+ VestiaryDark on March 10th, 2011 at 8:54 am said:

I Wanna FFXIV in download of PSN. please!!!!!!!!!!!!
please!!!!!!!!!!!
FFXIV RLZ


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+ DarkRecoil on March 10th, 2011 at 9:08 am said:

Sony, why do you let publishers charge retail prices for digital content?

I’m a big fan of digital media no doubt, but sometimes i get really annoyed at the blatant profiteering some of your 3rd parties get up to on PSN regarding digital media.

SOE’s distibution and manufacture costs for this digital title are ZERO compared to retail, so please stop insulting gamers with these ridiculous prices.

…. and this game is not even new!


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+ GDot80 on March 10th, 2011 at 9:20 am said:

AHHHH YEAH. IM LOOKING FOWARD FOR THIS


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+ TheTwelve on March 10th, 2011 at 9:55 am said:

Oh wow I really want to download this digitally. But I already bought the disc! =(

Anyway, I’m a hero kicking booty and taking names.

They call me “The12″

12


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+ Curtisio on March 10th, 2011 at 9:57 am said:

I know I’m a little late on this comment, but I agree with most of you on $15 a month is too much.

I suggest this price structure change – $29 (including one free month) for the game and $10 a month service charge.


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+ TheGrimHeaper on March 10th, 2011 at 10:38 am said:

I really want this game, but I just can’t with those pay-to-play prices. That’s why I usually stick to [crappy] free MMOs.


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+ Rustbucket80 on March 10th, 2011 at 11:07 am said:

This game is certainly not worth the 15 dollars a month they are asking. In my first month I had a character who was completely finished. I had the best gear and finished everything. There is not enough content to justify 15 bucks by any means. Maybe it will be worth it in 6 – 12 months after a few content additions… This game is fun, just no content.


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+ ode2code on March 10th, 2011 at 11:14 am said:

Meh – still not interested. With the monthly fee, I don’t think you will be able to keep a large enough player base to keep everything interesting. Console gamers are not the same as PC gamers we play lots of games that’s why we have a (or several) gaming systems to play lots of differant games.


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+ DEBO2U on March 10th, 2011 at 11:20 am said:

…O_o’ great news. I’m a Hero on Justice(X4).
I’m moving, so not online as much. I’m buying the 3 month subscription deal soon.
Ryan Peters i have a question, have you guys thought about using the move controller? Or having a custom hud and UI on the PS3?


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+ DaWolf619 on March 10th, 2011 at 11:44 am said:

@46 Exactly why I won’t buy this.


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+ kyogenz on March 10th, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

@26

If you have the DISC and you accidentally scratch or broke it, what are you gonna do? Buy a new disc, right?($60)

If you download the GAME thru PSN then your HDD accidentally corrupt or broke, what are you gonna do? ReDownload the FILE on PSN WITHOUT paying $60.

So, How do you define “FAIR”?


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+ DeadlyGamer on March 10th, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

awesomesauce ,.. nice i would love to have it digital but im on a 60gb,..

i have the platinum ,.. yup lvl 30 all mentors
and now i finally am getting into the endgame working on my 3rd piece of pveT1 ,.. i have the full pvpT1

Blood Will Run!


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+ VanishedNine on March 10th, 2011 at 1:10 pm said:

The price is really high for a digital download…if it is the same size as the beta…then by the time you are done downloading it then getting all the updates/patches you will be looking at close to 20 gigs of data. If you have a cap on your bandwidth you would have to wait until the next month begins to even play. :-(. It should be $30.00 tops for the digital download. If your HDD crashes will there be an option to Dl again for free? Bad karma Sony, this is just pure greed.


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