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Worldwide Love For LittleBigPlanet?

How often do we really have titles that are a massive success in all major regions? Think about it... Grand Theft Auto IV decimated the competition in the U.S. and Europe, and while it won't sell badly in Japan, it will hardly be the biggest thing since sliced bread. But Sony believes LittleBigPlanet has universal appeal, which means it's an essential PS3 title for the holiday season. Essential, everywhere.

In speaking to the Videogaming247 blog, Sony Worldwide Studios head man Shuhei Yoshida said Media Molecule's highly anticipated platformer will be "the biggest title for Sony in all markets this year." The game will be available in all major territories, and when it launches, gamers in each of those territories will want SackBoy and Co. Yoshida is also well aware of the inherent challenge involved when attempting to get an entire planet to embrace a game, but he thinks LBP has worldwide panache.

"History tells us how difficult it is for games developed in Europe or in the US to be successful in Japan, and with this generation we see Japanese consumers supporting more and more games coming from western Europe. It's massively important, because it has so many things that it's doing right in our minds.

That really shows the way the whole industry will be heading. Giving power to the consumers to express their creativity by creating something that's fun for others to play. So we really want to make it a global success, including the Japanese market."

It's very clear that in Sony's mind, October = LittleBigPlanet. They've already been promoting the heck out of the game, and you can expect more of that throughout the remainder of the year. Resistance 2 may appeal to more hardcore gamers out there, but LBP; that little gem is for everyone between the ages of 8 and 88, and it doesn't matter where you live or what language you speak. It's gonna unite the earth! Or...something less corny.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

9/1/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

Qubex
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 10:52:03 AM
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Sackboy will prove to be a winner... no doubts there... honest! Go get'em SackBoy!!!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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djjake
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 10:53:24 AM
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i personally see the appeal for some, but it looks boring and repetitive to me. I'll probably still get it though

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OhYessss
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 11:46:57 AM

You have no imagination.

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Tatsujin
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 3:15:26 PM

Yep. Zero, imagination.

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pavlovic
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 11:37:09 AM
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Little Big October is coming fast, and I'm pretty sure, LBP will sell amazingly well in all territories.

I'm getting this game as soons as it became available

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Qubex
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 11:39:09 AM

LOL! pavlovic

Q!

"aLL rOaDs LeAd ToO HoMe"

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WaR_HaWk
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 12:17:55 PM

5 million copies sold?

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AceTatsujin
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 12:34:34 PM
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haha nice article ben.

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ActionJackson
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 12:51:49 PM
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All hail sackboy! (and sackgirl)
*bows down*

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MadPowerBomber
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 1:25:10 PM
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I've no interest in Resistance 2, but the more and more I see of Little Big Planet, the more and more I want October to get here. Fast.

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gmail
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 1:29:19 PM
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"Grand Theft Auto IV decimated the competition in the U.S. and Europe, and while it didn't sell badly in Japan, it was hardly the biggest thing since sliced bread."

GTA IV hasn't even been released in Japan yet. Capcom will release it October 30th.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 8:44:37 PM

Yeah, I meant to type that in a different tense. Just changed it.

And yes, I do believe Capcom is distributing GTAIV in Japan.

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shaydey77
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 3:23:55 PM
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Why would capcom release it when Rockstar and Take Two owns it??
AS for LBP I think its going to be awesome...but im going to wait for a while..give people a chance to create some kickass levels for me first..play res2 then buy LBP..worldwide appeal huh..just like sliced bread!!

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shaydey77
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 3:25:58 PM
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I apologize for the blank comments..my computer froze so i clicked submit a few times..Ben if you can delete the blanks thanks..and this one while you at it!!

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TEG3SH
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 3:29:36 PM
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@ shaydey wth??????????
stop posting the same thing already,or ill sack u???lol

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kj313
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 3:29:54 PM
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Once again I don't get everyone and this game. So instead I will ask what's so hype about this game? Seriously someone explain to me please. I don't want to diss this game when I don't really know bout it.

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BigT_1980
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 8:12:48 PM
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I just came back from October and the played Little Big Planet and the game is freaking insane. Home compliments LBP in a big way. Being in a room with friends discussing strategies to playing a level before we start the level very cool. No but seriously I can't wait to get my hands on it. And I do think for the launch of the game would be a good time launch Home as well.

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Jizmack
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 9:58:06 PM
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yea good idear BigT, we can prolly expect home in october or november along with prolly the 2 biggest titles excluding home... r2 and lbp.. gonna buy em both and the 120 bucks is burning a hole in my pocket so they better hury up.

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Jed
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 7:04:32 PM
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BigT, we can only hope

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