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Other than a few “dribs and drabs”, Demon’s Souls is sold out in UK

Wednesday, 4th August 2010 16:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Namco Bandai has said the Black Phantom Edition of Demon’s Souls has, for all intents and purposes, sold out in the UK.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Namco PR manager Lee Kirton said the game’s considered an “amazing success” in the UK, and other than a  few “dribs and drabs” the game is virtually out of stock.

“I can’t give you a number, but what I mean by an ‘amazing success’ is that all the stock we built of the Black Phantom Edition has sold out,” he said. “For a game that’s been out a long time overseas we believe it to be a success. Reviews scores and coverage have been amazing.

“We haven’t done hundreds of thousands of units, but we’ve been pleased.”

Demon’s Souls: Black Phantom Edition was released on June 25 in the UK for £44.99 and contains an art book, soundtrack CD and strategy guide. The standard edition of the game will be released this Friday, August 6, for £34.99.

If you haven’t gotten it, you really should.

Atlus, the US publisher, confirmed last month the Demon’s Souls’ online servers would be kept online in the US until March 2011.

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  1. Blerk

    Well done them! Unless they only produced twenty copies.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    Sounds totally possible though (twenty copies).

    #2 4 years ago
  3. McLovin85

    I’ve got my copy. Loving the game but it is bloody tricky (and I’m probably not very good at it….)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. KrazyKraut

    yo….and now namco bandai do ya next move and release the next unreleased game to Europe till its out of stock:

    Tales of Vesperia: Fatal Strike Edition for PS3

    TIA!!!!

    BTW: The new standart version costs in Germany 59.99 €…same as the Black Phantom Edition.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. daytripper

    how come there wasnt a pc/360 version?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gundam

    Aren’t they closing down the online servers for this in spring 2011?

    Was going to buy this a.s.a.p. till they mentioned cutting the online aspect of it off which was it’s unique selling point in the first place. Not that it’s a bad game with just single player though.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    @5
    Sony own the IP.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    (Note to self) – Buy this today you lazy prick! :D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Killerbee

    Gundam:

    No, it’s the US servers that are only guaranteed until Spring 2011 (though they might stay on for longer if there’s demand for it). The Euro version released a lot later than the US so I would expect the Euro servers to stay on later.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Lord Gremlin

    Not surprising, really, it’s easily the best RPG in this generation (followed by Dragon Age).

    #10 4 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    It really really is superb.

    But I’d like to go against the grain and say that the immense difficulty really isn’t what makes it special, it isn’t even integral. I think it’s a shame it’s so impenetrable for many.

    It’s the contextual justification of ALL these base mechanic (death, online interaction with the Nexus), the online capabilities themselves and the actually quite high production values that present the sparse narrative that make it special.

    What a dirty mouthful or a paragra… sentence.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. No_PUDding

    Having said that, I started thinking logistically about how rebalancing the game (in terms of economy – souls) would work, if it were easier.

    Basically it’d be reduced to a LONG grind-fest for less souls rather than a heart-pumping battle against death, the larger economic reward just being icing ontop of the cake.

    Maybe the difficutly IS intergral.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    Drugs are bad. M’kay?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DaMan

    even if Sony didn’t own the IP, they most likely wouldn’t port it to 360. the game did like 450k worldwide on a pro-jrpg console, and basically everyone who wanted to play it has a PS3.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Not sure about that. Whilst it is indeed an RPG from Japan, it shares far more in common with WRPGs than it does JRPGs.

    #15 4 years ago