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LittleBigPlanet Hits GameStop Today?

After Sony decided to recall LittleBigPlanet due to Koran expressions found in one of the game's background songs - a decision that met with plenty of controversy - SCEA and SCEE released revised estimated release dates.

SCEA said North American gamers can expect the excellent and innovative platformer to hit some time during "the week of October 27," while according to SCEE, Europe gets it a week later; for "the week of November 3." Now, technically, the week of October 27 begins tomorrow, but many people around the U.S. are reporting something mighty encouraging: it seems those who have pre-ordered the game have already received that automated phone call from GameStop to tell them LittleBigPlanet will be in the store today! These people received their call yesterday and last night - supposedly - so if you do have it pre-ordered at GameStop, we suggest giving 'em a call tomorrow. With no exact release date, it's tough to say when copies will start arriving at stores, but we can pretty much guarantee that Sony wants them out as fast as humanly possible. So if they could swing it, we think it's quite feasible to see LBP on store shelves at some point today.

You've probably already noticed, but we love LittleBigPlanet and we strongly recommend a purchase. So even if you don't have it pre-ordered and you stumble upon it within the next few days, don't pass on the opportunity. It's easily one of the best titles of the generation.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

10/24/2008 Ben Dutka

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Aftab
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 9:45:02 PM
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So the jury is out! Guess I'll have to pick up a new copy, then.

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Reccaman18
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 9:48:42 PM
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I just got a call a few hours ago from Game Stop. I guess it it real.

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AceTatsujin
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 9:51:20 PM
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It is out tomorrow for my GameStop. They told me when I got Eternal Sonata and Star Ocean: I

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AntDC
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:55:48 PM

Hey is Star Ocean good? Is that the remake for the PSP?

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Kiengo
Sunday, October 26, 2008 @ 11:25:44 AM

Yea, First Departure is good. I've been playing it all weekend.

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MasLB51
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 10:01:19 PM
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yeah, i got a call from gamestop about an hour ago.

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Buckeyestar
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 10:03:43 PM
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I got my call tonight. The guy said that only the people who reserved before the recall will get a copy. He said there is 1 person at my local store who reserved after and if I don't intend to pick up before Tuesday to let them know so they could hook him up instead. Yeah right, I'm picking that puppy up post haste. :D

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aaronisbla
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 10:04:12 PM
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yeah, north side of chicago has there copies coming in saturday. im not sure if its just for those who pre ordered or not

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Reccaman18
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 10:09:14 PM
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Sorry for the extra post, but that second "it" should be "is." Stupid key board...

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WelcomeOblivion
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:04:17 PM
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Game Stop called me and said LBP will arrive Saturday after noon

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:09:00 PM
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Never pre-ordered because I don't require the extra costumes at this time. I did plan on picking it up, but since the release got farked up I spent the money on something else. Gonna hafta wait a bit longer...

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Jed
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:55:35 PM
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I heard it would be saturday sturday

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SplendidBlended
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 12:29:20 AM
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I'm confused...

So, people who pre-ordered at GameStop will get to pick it up Saturday and only people who pre-ordered at GameStop?
Which would mean not me. :[ Which makes me sad.

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xnonsuchx
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 12:32:43 AM
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I got my copy from Newegg on the 22nd. It's addictively fun (accidentally stayed up almost all night that night!), but it still says the LBP servers are offline at start. Guess those won't be online until next week.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 1:45:00 AM
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We in the UK are getting it Novemer the 5h apparently.

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OhYessss
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 5:39:40 AM

Thank god there's still someone here with me. =D

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DIsmael85
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 2:52:05 AM
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Well as I work for Gamestop, sorry for delay, you early reserver guys and gals out there can pick up your copies tomorrow afternoon. As for everyone else, you have to wait till the 27 when the second shipment comes in. Tomorrow is only for those who reserved the game, and that is it. I know it sucks, but Sony recalled the item, so this is what happens. The e-mail we got today said that the copies we will be getting tomorrow will only be enough to cover pre-orders. I was instructed to be strict and look at the dates of when people come in, so i can determine if they pre-ordered it before or after the recall. I know it sucks, but hey, those who reserved it first get first dibs, only seems fair.

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ec0li
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 3:05:31 AM
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Not MGS4, not R2, --- LBP2 is why I caved in and bought a PS3. (oh and also for blu-ray movies) :) I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on this piece of gaming greatness!

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Fabi
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 11:32:40 AM
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I had to work overtime installing a server at a PD and was having a really bad time until I got the magical call...

Can't wait to go get it, anyone know at what time GameStop gets there deliveries?

@Ben & Arnold or Anyone who's played LBP - I posted this pretty late in the LBP review post but didn't get a response.

How big are the downloadable levels in LBP? Around 30MB I hope.

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Fabi
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 11:32:52 AM
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I had to work overtime installing a server at a PD and was having a really bad time until I got the magical call...

Can't wait to go get it, anyone know at what time GameStop gets there deliveries?

@Ben & Arnold or Anyone who's played LBP - I posted this pretty late in the LBP review post but didn't get a response.

How big are the downloadable levels in LBP? Around 30MB I hope.

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Zaben
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 2:00:06 PM
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Well I was hoping beyond hope to get the game in the mail today... but no such luck. The tracker says it left from about 50 miles away from my house yesterday around 8PM so I thought there was a fair chance of getting it. Ah well... I'll definitely get it Monday though.

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Affliction17
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 2:01:26 PM
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I got a personal call from my local gamestop today informing me that I could pick it up.Which I did. :)

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Nic
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 2:13:07 PM
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I got a call from my local Gamestop yesterday evening, and got mines today!

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Jeffrey
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 3:09:32 PM
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Picking mine up on my way home from work! Now i know these last 2 hours are going to go by so slow! I dont want to take a break from Bioshock, I'll just have to play both every day! haha

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Jeffrey
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 3:09:41 PM
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Picking mine up on my way home from work! Now i know these last 2 hours are going to go by so slow! I dont want to take a break from Bioshock, I'll just have to play both every day! haha

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Bardock617
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 4:31:14 PM
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i love this game so much.

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N a S a H
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 6:26:14 PM
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Can't wait. REALLY enjoyed the Beta and I can't wait for the full game :D

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Papa Burgundy
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 6:39:59 PM
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Got the game and could very well b the funnest game i've ever played, It's that good!

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Game
Sunday, October 26, 2008 @ 5:26:15 AM
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i preordered it a couple days ago and they told me i could pick it up on the 28

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djduke316
Sunday, October 26, 2008 @ 6:48:29 AM
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Just got mine yesterday WOOOOOHOOOOO!

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Fabi
Sunday, October 26, 2008 @ 11:53:26 AM
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I was the first to buy it at my local GameSpot. Where the hell is the advertising for this game? Sony really confuses me...

If this were a 360 game, EVERYONE would know about it.

The guy who sold it to me didn't even know what system it was on. If you work at GameStop you should at least have SOME knowledge...

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DIsmael85
Monday, October 27, 2008 @ 12:34:00 AM

Believe me I have some knowledge, which is why in the past day I have sold to 2 happy customers a PS3 each. I also said, you should pick up LBP, and showed the the game and informed them about it. Believe me Im trying real hard to counter the Gamestop Xbox fanboy-ism at my store.

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Joema
Sunday, October 26, 2008 @ 7:34:13 PM
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I'll call them twice cuz I'm on the way.

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murdaface
Sunday, October 26, 2008 @ 11:39:28 PM
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much excellence.

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Ogibillm
Monday, October 27, 2008 @ 12:39:34 AM
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picked it up sunday at my local game crazy... not a bad game at all. can't wait for the servers to come on though... i can't wait to play the user created levels.

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JPBooch
Monday, October 27, 2008 @ 3:12:48 AM
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Welcome to LBP people...like to inform everyone that if they did managed to get the recalled copy last week, Sony put out a patch to mute the lyrics of the fabled song in question. Now they are all the same and I don't have to worry about getting booted...thank god.

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Odd Child
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 11:53:42 AM

they should have just had a patch from the beginning.

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