DC Universe Online gains 1 million new players

One million new heroes have joined the ranks of DC Universe Online since the MMO’s free-to-play switch last week, Sony’s announce, 120,000 of which were attracted in the opening few days.

“DC Universe Online’s transition to free-to-play has been welcomed by the community and gamers with heroic enthusiasm,” the company says. “In just one week alone, 1 million new players have joined DCUO.”

The split between PC and PS3 players is said to be equal, with each platform gaining half a million new players.

We reported earlier in the week that the game’s concurrent player count went up by a whopping 1000 percent as well. More on that here.