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