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LittleBigPlanet Gets ESPLA Silver Sales Award In UK

As is typically the case, the Internet has a way of blowing things out of proportion. And while early sales of LittleBigPlanet haven't exactly shot off the charts, they're still nowhere near as bad as some sources might want you to believe.

Take the game's performance in the UK, for example. According to GameZine.co.uk, Media Molecule's innovative and top-quality title has been awarded the Silver sales award for November 2008 by the ESPLA Chart Track. The award goes to any game that sells more than 100,000 units in any given month, and as LBP launched on November 5 and November isn't over yet, that means the title pushed over 100,000 copies in about 3 weeks time. While the number may seem small, remember that we're only counting the UK (not all of Europe), and most are predicting the actual sales number might be closer to 200,000 when all is said and done this month. Furthermore, if you factor in the North American and Japanese sales, LittleBigPlanet is rapidly approaching the coveted 1 million-sold plateau. Oh, and let's not forget that Sony is planning to institute a massive advertising campaign for LBP in December, and with the holidays here, sales can really only go up. So you see? We always said that gamers reward quality; sometimes it just takes a bit longer.

As for other titles that received the Silver sales award in the UK this month: Fallout 3, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. The Gold award (200,000 units) went to Fable II and Mass Effect, while the Platinum award (300,000 units) went to Gears of War 2 and Call of Duty: World at War.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

11/26/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

CH1N00K
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 10:41:33 AM
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I take it Resistance 2 hasn't launched in the UK yet?

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killzone100
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 10:47:56 AM

no it comes out on friday in the UK.

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 10:56:34 AM

Think they'll sell 100 000 units in 3 days before the end of the month? That would be nice to see...

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 10:45:02 AM
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i think this game is going to sell around 2 million worldwide buy the time killzone comes around.
thats pretty good for such an unconventional game.

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coverton341
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 11:01:34 AM
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In light of this news maybe some of these people will quiet down.

I know they won't its just wishful thinking...Tools

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 11:01:37 AM
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Mehi think this games a huge diapointment, it always lags(which ive had no problem with on any other ps3 online game),I was also diaspointed that you cant get pics from your harddrive like what was advertised on the demonstartion, im exghanging it for Resistance 2 on friday.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 8:49:31 PM

Resistance 2 is fun as hell...

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Crono
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 11:54:07 AM
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"The Gold award (200,000 units) went to Fable II and Mass Effect.." <- that can't be right. :|

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Zorigo
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 12:21:42 PM
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all of that makes alot of sense. all of it. but Mass Effect? i thought that was shite?

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Arvis
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 12:49:28 PM

Mass Effect is the best game on the 360. Still.

-Arvis

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 3:26:39 AM

correction arvis: ONE OF THE BEST

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Arvis
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 6:11:29 PM

Not to me! :)

IMO, nothing else on the 360 comes close. In fact, before Valkyria Chronciles, I hadn't played anything on the PS3 that was quite that good either...

-Arvis

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englishgolfer
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 1:30:54 PM
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sorry for being a pessimist but i have a hard time seeing sales of lbp "going up". i hope to be proven wrong - which i usually am by the wife! still now that most of the big guns have been released for the christmas rush, things might quite down and lbp might just chug along quite nicely.

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Arvis
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 3:06:29 PM

I don't see them "going up", rather I see them remaining steady for some time. Word of mouth will sell this game more than reviews or commercials, IMO.

-Arvis

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 11:11:30 PM
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Disappointing, if I didn't know better I'd blame it all on the recall. Sony is going to advertise? Thats shocking, This game just lends itself to Xmas so I'm guessing the sales will rise in Dec.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 5:08:13 PM
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LBP is the most creative game I have seen in a long while, think back to GTAIII/Animal Crossing.

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