LittleBigPlanet Tops 1 Million Sold?
While it remains true that LittleBigPlanet isn't selling quite as quickly as Sony would've liked, it's still climbing up the charts...slowly but surely.
According to European site PS3Hype, the little platformer that could has topped 1 million copies sold worldwide. Please bear in mind that this information is in no way official, but based on recent sales statistics, it should be close (if not dead-on accurate). They list out the LBP sales on a week-to-week basis for all three major territories, and the results prove the final platinum number. Oddly enough, the game is really doing terribly in Japan, while it seems the U.S. and Europe equally appreciate Media Molecule's effort. Perhaps this isn't the type of title to appeal to the Japanese market, but then again, maybe it just needs more time to gather steam. Remember, although it released between the last week of October and the first week of November worldwide, Sony only recently kicked-off the massive marketing campaign. How come we saw the first LBP commercial only a few days ago...? Oh right, because it's Sony's marketing and advertising that remains untimely and lackluster, regardless of the software or hardware. Kinda depressing, but whatever.
Even so, it seems LBP should continue to be a success. It may not be the blockbuster skyrocketing success Sony was hoping for, but if the million mark has indeed been passed, they can still look forward to the future with bright eyes. This is a game that should never be out-of-date, what with its emphasis on the PSN community, so unlike other games, sales of LittleBigPlanet shouldn't die off completely.
Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet
12/12/2008 Ben Dutka