Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley said the company is having a difficult time keeping the recently-released superhero MMORPG DC Universe Online
in stock at retail.
The executive said in his Twitter feed
on Sunday, "Working on out-of-stock problems for DCUO
. It's ou[r] fastest selling game ever. Should have more inventory in Monday."
That means that DCUO
is outpacing sales of past SOE games including EverQuest
, The Matrix Online
and Star Wars: Galaxies
, among other titles. Smedley did not release hard sales figures for DCUO
SOE released DCUO
on January 11 this year on PC and PlayStation 3, although there are no cross-platform servers. Smedley said in a later Twitter post
that sales of the game are split "52% PS3 and 48% PC."
In October last year, SOE said it would delay
the launch of DCUO
from early November 2010 to January this year in order to "to address community feedback in a meaningful way," Smedley said at the time.
SOE is counting on initial sales to be just the beginning. The game costs $50 on PC and $60 on PS3, and comes with a free month of play. After that, subscription fees kick in at $15 per month, or the option for a $200 lifetime subscription on PC.
incorporates famous comic book heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe, including Superman, Batman, The Flash, The Joker, Wonder Woman and others.