Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 Demo Has Been Downloaded Almost 2 Million Times
Written Monday, February 04, 2013 By Richard Walker
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Gamers apparently like themselves a bit of Dead Space, as almost 2 million people have downloaded the demo of Dead Space 3 across Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network since its release on January 22nd.

This marks a 'double-digit' increase over Dead Space 2's demo according to EA, and what's more, the game's official Facebook page has also attracted an additional 90,000 'likes' with gamers mentioning Dead Space 3 more than 100,000 times across a range of social media.

Anticipation for Dead Space 3 is evidently rather high then, with pre-orders also outpacing those of Dead Space 2. We'll have a Dead Space 3 verdict for you very soon. It's out on February 5th in North America and February 8th in Europe.

[Via GameSpot]


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Comment #1 by sticks117
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:07:23 AM
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Will be good to finally see what this game is like.

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Comment #2 by Lbrun12415
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:07:31 AM
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Tomorrow is going to be awesome

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Comment #3 by EMP
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:07:50 AM
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Probably get this to tie me over for Tomb Raider. Can't wait

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Comment #4 by MilkyTee
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:10:05 AM
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A "double-digit increase"?
Pardon my stupidity but couldn't that be construed to mean the DS3 demo has been downloaded 2,000,000 times as opposed to DS2's 1,999,901 times?

i.e. an extra 99(max) times? Seems like a silly choice of words.

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Comment #5 by MustaPastori
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:11:31 AM
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Shitty demo, where are the microtransactions?!

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Comment #6 by Hurricane Of 87
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:12:27 AM
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Metacritic already has one review up from some naughty Aussies who should know better.
They gave it a double digit number.

Roll on whatever day my pre-order feels like showing up.

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Comment #7 by ll Dem3nted ll
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:12:45 AM
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Sounds like I wasn't the only who relied on the demo for my purchase.

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Comment #8 by MPx50
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:16:15 AM
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I cant wait to see the variety of options for gun combos

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Comment #9 by WoodsMonk
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:18:19 AM
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Downloaded it, never played it, still need to play DS2!

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Comment #10 by Grey Delta
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:19:39 AM
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Paying the Rooster Teeth boys lots of money to plug it probably helped

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Comment #11 by RDWatson16
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:23:05 AM
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Cant wait till friday it will be good

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Comment #12 by crossbit
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:34:08 AM
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@4; Most people would construe that phrase as a leap from, say, 10,000 to 1,000,000. Y'know, increasing by two digits.

That said, I'm pretty sure DS2's demo must have exceeded 99,999 downloads, so I'm just going to call it exaggerated marketing bull****. :P

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Comment #13 by STONE DEVIL
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:34:25 AM
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Yeah, what a waste of time it was too.

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Comment #14 by MilkyTee
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:38:55 AM
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They probably meant a double digit increase in the percentage of DLs, but still, it was a poor way to word it :p

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Comment #15 by MA5TER BLAST3R
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:42:25 AM
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Well all i can say is peoples expectations will be met, I'm on chapter 11 and I'm hooked. A great start to the year.

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Comment #16 by DavidAnGhaeilge
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:44:33 AM
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Demo was fun, some minor frame rate issues, but good overall.

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Comment #17 by Cinderkin
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:50:43 AM
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Demos are free! Lets see how many they sell for $60.

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Comment #18 by Slayinfool
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:22:47 PM
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well, it is free.. :)

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Comment #19 by Sonnenberg
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:25:23 PM
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Comment #20 by Fozki Razormaid
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:25:38 PM
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played demo .

now I know I won't be buying dead space 3

surly I'm not the only one who don't give a crap

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Comment #21 by MilkyTee
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:34:28 PM
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Comment #22 by ZedChuva
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:37:37 PM
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Wasted my bandwidth on that crap. Loved 1, really liked 2, this... total mess.

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Comment #23 by RedstoneFanatic
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:43:39 PM
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Eh, playing the demo and 'mentioning' Dead Space 3 doesn't mean that people on a large scale think it's good. Though EA does seem to live by 'any press is good press'.

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Comment #24 by strawberry
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:44:09 PM
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Too bad the demo sucks shit..

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Comment #25 by Total Shinobi
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:45:58 PM
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@21 You talk sense, a lot of people on this site are to dense to comprehend some comments and instantly pull the troll card. Ignore him :)

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Comment #26 by Sanchezz4387
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:56:10 PM
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lol these downloads mean jack shit, look at the lib dems at the general election, they were second place until the day of voting then they only JUST managed to secure 3rd place.....demo downloads and game sales will be completely different

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Comment #27 by WickedD365
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 01:42:21 PM
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I'm excited for it. Loved 1 & 2. Ready to get more of Isaac's story.
The demo was a nice intro to the new guns and environment. Has that good ole' Dead Space feel to it.

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Comment #28 by linktriforce007
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:08:33 PM
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2 million downloads, 1.5 million disappointed.

Probably wouldn't have received as many downloads had there not been the promise of free DLC upon completion.

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Comment #29 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:23:42 PM
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The demo actually put me off of the game. I'll still get it eventually, Visceral know how to make a fine product so it'll no doubt be a great game even if it's not a great Dead Space game.

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Comment #30 by Zoron
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 03:26:17 PM
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I still need to play Dead Space 1 and 2 lol.

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Comment #31 by Pakhair
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 03:44:17 PM
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They should have done a Dead Space Complete Collection, would have loved to go through all games with dlc in one package.

It's too late for me now to jump in the saga, cause I know nothing about past. May be I should pick up dead space 1 :S

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Comment #32 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 04:49:08 PM
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why would you want to purchase items for upgrades in a demo?

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Comment #33 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 04:52:45 PM
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dude...chop chop lol. That's ok, I just bought the Bioshock 1&2 rapture pack yesterday so I can get infinite when it comes out. Should've played these a long time ago.

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Comment #34 by MrInfliction
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 05:04:42 PM
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You're doing it wrong.

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Comment #35 by IFC3000
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 05:21:54 PM
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Microtransactions is a business model where users can purchase virtual goods via micropayments. Microtransactions are often used in free-to-play games to provide a revenue source for the developers.

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Comment #36 by Majica8
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:01:20 PM
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Downloaded demo but haven't played. Will still be getting the game though.

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Comment #37 by Sonnenberg
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:14:39 PM
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I understood him perfectly. He is a troll for complaining about word usage online. If you spend your time going around websites only posting about word usage, punctuation and/or spelling you are a troll. In fact look up the definition of what a troll is (related to the internet) and compare that to #4.

I just came here because I want to play DS3... not read people complain about word usage in the article.

Please wake up.

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Comment #38 by Russman
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:40:12 PM
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Doesn't mean the game is any good with downloads and Likes from the sheeple.

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Comment #39 by deluxnugs
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:40:51 PM
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And the sheep line up to be shaved again!!!!!!!!!1

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Comment #40 by gravelandx88
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:25:23 PM
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Shitty demo, I enjoyed DS better.

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Comment #41 by Cann0nSen5ei
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:51:03 PM
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I downloaded the demo twice! :D
(it was really glitchy the first time and redownloading seemed to fix it)

P.S. to all the demo haters: It's a DEMO, not the full game; Demos don't represent the full game, their main purpose is to show off the new things Developers put in.

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Comment #42 by Mule4547
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:43:11 PM
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Man I hope this game doesn't disappoint. The first two were so good!

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Comment #43 by chach7171
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 10:49:04 PM
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downloaded it hated it DS1 DS2 far superior not interested in coop at all, another survival horror game ruined..

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Comment #44 by davhuit
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:43:19 PM
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Downloaded it, played it a bit then deleted it.

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Comment #45 by Troll TotY
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 01:38:19 AM
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Comment #46 by Sanchezz4387
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 02:41:47 AM
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@41 you complete retard, a demo is supposed to demonstrate exactly what the finished game will offer, you know the word DEMO being the shortened meaning of DEMONSTRATION. Its not a BETA or ALPHA stage of the game, its suposed to show a finished snippet of a game thats meant to make the customer want to buy it. Seriously cant cope with some people and their stupid comments, next thing you know people will try saying test driving a car doesnt reflect how your car will actually drive

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Comment #47 by MilkyTee
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 03:50:00 AM
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I was merely commenting in the COMMENTS section you Muppet.
If you consider what I wrote to be trolling, then you've led a pretty sheltered life on the internet junior.

I like this sites articles, but some of the users here are just terrible. You can't say the right thing.

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Comment #48 by macd
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:09:06 AM
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I downloaded the demo, but I'm unlikely to actually buy the game. Might borrow it from a friend as I did with DS and DS2. I like Dead Space but by the time I get around to playing it, it'll probably be hard to find a new copy in the shops anyway.

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Comment #49 by the action frampton
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 06:08:46 AM
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I'll be honest, I haven't heard great things about this game so far; sounds like its pretty much ruined. I'll give the demo a try before I make a decision though. Might be a rental. Looking forward to x360a's review though

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Comment #50 by Russman
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 06:22:31 AM
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I think I would have like to have them keep the universal ammo and stuff they said they were changing in final game. I don't like being forced to conserve ammo lol.

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US February 05, 2013
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