LittleBigPlanet Tops 2 Million Sold, Killzone 2 #1 At Amazon
While we gamers only care about quality, the rest of the world has to focus on sales, and unfortunately, excellent landmark titles like LittleBigPlanet haven't performed up to expectations. The good news? They're not doing too badly, either, and it appears as if Killzone 2 ought to be absolutely giant.
According to European site PS3Hype, Media Molecule's tremendous platformer has finally managed to top 2 million in total sales, with around 860,000 in the U.S., just under 1 million in Europe, and a mere 140,000 in Japan. For whatever reason, that game just isn't catching on over there, and we're not going to try to analyze why. As for Killzone 2, it has come to our attention that the hotly anticipated FPS has just hit #1 on Amazon's Bestseller list, which means a whole lot of people have been pre-ordering the game. Couple this with the fact that Sony will be dumping a lot of advertising dollars into both the PS3 and Killzone 2, and that should translate to some huge sales. Sony could certainly use the boost, too, as the clamoring for a price drop and relative concern over the economy wouldn't result in high PS3 sales without big software releases. KZ2 is going to kick off 2009 in high style, and after that, it's up to other exclusives to continue to push the system.
And although LBP isn't the massive sales success it should've been, the good news is that 2 million sold isn't terrible, and the game should continue to sell. That's one title that won't start to show its age for a very long time.
1/30/2009 John Shepard