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Submitted by knifefight 1230d ago | news

LittleBigPlanet Vita Not so Big: Japan's 50 Best-Selling Games by Media Create (Week of Sept 23)

Reporting the top 50 best-selling games in Japan last week, GR says: "My friend assured me that LittleBigPlanet would match the Vita selling power of Hatsune Miku in Japan. I doubted this, and told him as much. I would have loved to see some news proving me wrong -- to see LBP top the sales charts with 200,000 copies sold in its first week. I didn't see that. What I did see in this sales chart for the week of Sept. 17th through Sept. 23rd, was Square Enix making more dough off of ports, and LittleBigPlanet selling less than 6,000 copies. In the great majority of cases, software sees about a 50-70% drop in sales from week on to week two in Japan, so that means that after two weeks on the market, all signs are pointing to this outstanding game shifting less that 10,000 units in Japan. As usual, all results below are via Media Create." (3DS, Final Fantasy III, Industry, Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, LittleBigPlanet 2, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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LX-General-Kaos  +   1230d ago
That is most unfortunate and I wish them the best of luck
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knifefight  +   1230d ago
Seriously. This machine has some great games. As a gamer, it saddens me to see them just not able to leave the shelves. Only 5,900 for the opening week of LBP Vita? -_-
LX-General-Kaos  +   1230d ago
I honestly dont understand it either. I would blame it on low Vita sales, but other games have come out the gates with massive numbers on the platform. I guess LBP is just not their cup of tea.
SAE  +   1230d ago
i would love to buy it , it's just that i don't have enough money to buy vita games right now ...

i prefer buying ps3 games , then after i'm finished with them i will buy vita games just like how i bought the vita.
Tito08  +   1230d ago
Actually is the fact that Little Big Planet is a western game.. even if it says "SCE" attached to it, it won't sell because of its western roots.. Sony should have known that for years, look at how the 360 did in Japan, even if it had exclusive JRPGs, still didn't help the console... I'm not saying all Japanese gamers wants JPS developed games, but the great majority do. Japanese gamers wants their Japanese games. Sony should acquire more Japanese devs now that they shut down 2 of their western studios, & stop bothering localizing their games when they know they won't sell over there. Sony can't be this f$^%^ng stupid.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1229d ago
Well its Japan, they have.. for better words a "unique" taste in games

I think sony really isn't appealing to the Japanese when it comes to the vita. They are going for the western crowd with Assassins Creed and Cod, Killzone, etc, and they really dropped the ball with COD... AC looks amazing though

The vita is capable of great things... I mean if Ubi could bring AnvilNEXT onto vita, other devs can also do great things

Its not really surprising it's not doing well in Japan... but its still a damn shame

Honestly if Capcom supported the vita, as well as they do the 3ds... the vita would sell better in Japan.

Sony needs to bring their A game, and provide games that make people want to buy it.

Nintendo can pretty much have a Mario/Zelda, and their systems will do well due to the sheer strength of their IPs, but they are getting great third party support from Sqaure (KH3d) and really a lot from Capcom.

Sony needs to do more... they need to get the games the Japanese gamers are interested in. Not COD, or Assassins Creed. Monster Hunter, Resident Evil... watch RE6 sell very well in Japan

Sony needs Capcom support for Japan, because how Capcom is treating the vita is abysmal at best


Street Fighter 4 HD
RE Revelations
Monster Hunter 4
Pheonix Wright 5
Pheonix Wright vs Prof Layton

UMVC3 remake
Street FighterXTekken remake

Sony needs to stop advertising the vita as something that will compete with the wiiU, and instead focus on bringing more games to the platform. There are lots of new IPs, and they need to advertise those, Soul Sacrifice, keep advertising that in Japan, and make sure everyone knows Keiji Inafune is working on it... bundle it in Japan, and it will do well

It really is a shame... AC: Liberation is the only vita game Im looking forward to this year, (my excitement for PSABR was stunted because of no more new characters)

Its a great handheld, and it deserves sales... sony just has no idea what they are doing with it

They need to take a page from nintendo's book, and bring the games that will attract people to their console

Nintendo knows what they are doing... sony has no clue

And to me.. thats frustrating as hell
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Muffins1223  +   1229d ago
Not allot of vita's bought=low game sales

Sad :c
But I bought a vita a week ago and brought it to my high school and i convinced 5 people to buy it just from seeing it.If more people got it they would realize its amazing
kupomogli  +   1229d ago

Agreed for the most part. Super Street Fighter 4 is rather "SD" not HD, and just like the two Vita games, it's also a port.

I do want to make a comment about you mentioning PSASBR, though. They stopped announcing characters, yeah, but how many new fighting game franchises start out with 20 characters or more? Other than Rival Schools and King of Fighters, I don't think there are any.

You have to think. There's always potential to bring out a sequel to a series, especially a fighting game series. If they were to add all first party characters and third party characters everyone is interested in in one go, then there's no future potential to make a sequel, so no more money. Also the more characters, the more time it takes to balance the gameplay.

The only thing I'm pissed off is third party characters at all. The only four third party characters introduced are nothing more than advertising. I would have rather had no third party characters at all, so just 16 characters for the first game, rather than being lied to about how they'll consider getting fan favorite third party characters in the roster and it didn't happen.

I'm still getting thet game though. After playing the beta it sold me on the game.
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Benjamminkno  +   1229d ago
Japan doesn't like American made games because they're arrogant and view us as inferior. It doesn't matter how good the game is, supporting American made products is laughable to them.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1229d ago
LBP Vita is amazing!
It's at #17 out of 50. That's not bad at all, considering it is the TOP Western handheld game sold on the list.

And while LBP games in general don't have the highest numbers in JP, I expect to see it do better worldwide.

On another note, while the fanbase in Japan is smaller, they've also made some of the best levels in the LBP community.
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Vitalogy  +   1229d ago
It is unfortunate but at the same time it's sony's fault. Consumers, Vita gamers like me, have been saying since the beginning that the Vita games prices are way too high but they keep pushing 'em at €50. I bought ps3 games on for £10~£12, of course I'm not buying them at launch but most of them I don't even need to wait too long to grab at those prices.

Lower the price of the Vita games sony, from the launch, and you'll see them fly from the shelves. Launch games between €15 to €25 and then we can talk.

Seeing games on the PS Store being sold at €40 for the Vita makes me go crazy. It's not just PR's that need lay off's, it's almost the entire structure, the problem comes from way above not under.
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NBT91  +   1229d ago
Yes I agree the expense hole of owning a Vita is what made me sell mine, and that was just before LBP released too!

I love Sony and the PS3, but the Vita is just a weird console. Not only does it have some odd design choices and stupid proprietary crap all over it. The games choices are 1)way too expensive, even with cross buy announced and 2) seem to have been chosen by somebody who has no idea of the concept of portable gaming.

Did they not even stop to think about WHY games like Temple Run on the iPhone got so popular?

I mean for me, I have a PS3 and TV in my room, so I am never going to want to sit there and play KillZone, Uncharted or even LBP on a small portable screen when I can play them in 3D on a proper TV with proper controls.
It seems to just be a PS3 that you hold in front of your face, it needs games that I can quickly jump into and play on the train journey I take every day, not to mention the whole unit is just bulky.

That is my take on it anyway - I honestly feel like they tried to do too much with the Vita and lost their direction with it in the end. I hope they bring out a redesigned model sooner rather than later...
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Jazz4108  +   1229d ago
I think alot of issues play into this but for me its about the stigma of being an adult carrying around what amounts to a toy to most people. I will continue to keep my smartphone with me as it does alot more then vita and does not bruise my psyche.
ChronoJoe  +   1229d ago
None of the LBP games sold very well in Japan.
NBT91  +   1229d ago
That still does not change the fact that this one didn't either. Is it okay that Sony / MM just shrug it off and say "Meh, that is to be expected, our games never sold well there."

To be fair I imagine that their new IP on the Vita will be more popular in Japan.
ChronoJoe  +   1228d ago
Well yeah it's sort of okay to shrug a games performance off when it wasn't targeted at that market / audience.

No one questions why Halo doesn't sell well in Japan either. Regardless of marketing they're not interested in heavily-westernised products, typically.

Making changes to the JP version of the game might help, removing Steven Fry and replacing him with someone Japanese people can relate to would be a good start.
Knushwood Butt  +   1229d ago
All LBP games have sold poorly in Japan.

It's nothing to do with luck.

Also, you are blatantly trolling. Maybe the mods won't turn a blind eye this time.
LX-General-Kaos  +   1229d ago
Don't worry lad, I am sure LBP will sell just fine in other regions.
Knushwood Butt  +   1228d ago
Thanks, but I'm not worried.

Don't own the game myself, but I hear it's good.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1229d ago
It's at #17 out of 50.
That's not bad at all, considering it is the TOP Western handheld game sold on the list.

And while LBP games in general don't have the highest numbers in JP, I expect to see it do better worldwide.

On another note, while the fanbase in Japan is smaller, they've also made some of the best levels in the LBP community.
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Snookies12  +   1230d ago
Man that's lame! The game is fantastic... I just don't understand Japan when it comes to games, I really don't...
TerminalGamer  +   1230d ago
I love the game. Its use of the touch controls make it the best LBP to date.
Snookies12  +   1230d ago
Definitely agree! The touch screen adds so much to LBP. Plus the fact that you can download user levels to play anytime offline. That's just a wonderful addition.
Godchild1020  +   1230d ago
The PSP version didn't do well at all in Japan either, so its no surprise. It should do well in Europe, US and the rest of the world.

The first LBP was the only game to well on it first week on sale in Japan.
Anon1974  +   1230d ago
Actually even the first didn't do that well in Japan. It ended up selling maybe 150,000 in Japan compared to about 2.5 million in the US. LittleBigPlanet 2 was also completely ignored in Japan and LittleBigPlanet on the PSP I don't think even broke 10,000. If you think LBP Vita was going to race to the top of the charts in Japan, you just haven't been paying attention.

Of course, don't let that stop you from running a negative headline. You could have just as easily pointed out that the number one game in Japan is Final Fantasy 3 on the PSP, which is pretty incredible when you think about it, or the staying power of Super Mario Bros 2 on the 3DS. But hey, why not run a headline about a game that traditionally does nothing in Japan still doing nothing in Japan. To each his own.
dark-hollow  +   1230d ago
a sever lack of lolis may contributed to this.
boybato  +   1230d ago
that's unfortunate considering that i see a lot of potential from levels/app made by the Japanese community.

matter of fact here's a clear example:
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Ben_Grimm  +   1230d ago
Has it released in America? How is it doing here?

Was LBP a hit in Japan? I mean if it wasn't then I don't see why the Vita version would be too.
LordMe  +   1230d ago
It has come out in the US. But we don't do weekly sales charts... Or at least I've not seen them.
So we won't know how it did over here for a while.

And LBP's first games ranked high up, but none following it (Not even the PSP) game ever ranked in.
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ChunkyLover53  +   1230d ago
Maybe its fatigue for the series? we've had 2 LBP games on PS3 and one for the PSP. Maybe some people just prefer their LBP on the big screen? I know LBP2 is still one of my top games.

Sad to see such a great franchise not do well with sales.
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DarkHeroZX  +   1230d ago

No that isn't it at all. Look at how many mario games we've had in the past 3 years and look at how well each one sells. Japan just hates LBP is all.
greenpowerz  +   1229d ago
Not just fatigue the series was overhyped. The industry needed a break from other genres and when LBP came along it seemed bigger than life.

Once the sugar high worn off you had a mediocre franchise that received high meta score more for daring to be differnt vs the actual game IMO.
Hicken  +   1229d ago
Fatigue? What fatigue? It's never sold well in Japan. Kratos, below, points out the chart for the franchise and doesn't seem to understand what he's talking about, but that chart shows an approximation of a quarter-million units sold for the WHOLE FRANCHISE in Japan.

That's not fatigue; Japan has just never really been interested.

As for "mediocre," there's no one on this site that would take the opinion of an anti-Sony troll on a Sony-only franchise.
mcstorm  +   1229d ago
Greenpowerz i have to disagree about lbp. I am a big fan of the game and everyone i know who has and dose not have a ps3 has loved playing the games and have said it makes a good rival to mario games but the biggest problem with lbp imo is sony do not push it. Nintendo always push mario games and then word gets around about a new mario game and they go on to sell 5 or more million. Sony have a big problem as they dont push there ips enough because they still think everything will sell well on there console because playstation was the big name of the last two gens but sony need to wake up and see that they really only have one big IP that has sonle in all 3 of there gens and that was gran turismo. The rest were 3rd party games like gran theft auto resident evil final fantasy tekken ect. Non of them have been exclexclusives this gen and sony have had to make some exclusive like lbp mnr motor storm uncharted ect but only uncharted has really been a big hit out of the new ips becausr sony have pushed the game where microsoft have pushed games like halo forza gears and have got the ses out of it but if you look at games like alan wake viva pinata ect these games were not pushed and did not sell that well.

For me i would be happy for sony to drop a few ips to help push the ones like lbp to help people know about the games as belive it or not i would say only around 10% of the console market is core and the rest is just normal people who play games they see pushed at them on the tv ect.

I do hope lbp vita sells well in the usa and Europe though as i got the game yesterday and im really enjoying it so far.
srcBFMVBMTH  +   1229d ago
So low sales in JAPAN for a game on the Vita that obviously only sells well in the STATES and EUROPE means "Once the sugar high worn off you had a mediocre franchise that received high meta score".

I think you have that confused with Halo Combat Anniversary Evolved. It received a 97 on metacritic when the original first came out yet when it was completely REMADE with a different engine, lighting etc. It got like an 82. lmao. Hell, even when God of War, and ICO/Shadow of the Colossus was re released. (And was barely even touched) They both received a 91 and a 92.

Talk about people realizing that the first Halo: CE was a big total average pile of meh.

Too bad the rest of the Halo's only sell well from hype alone (Similar to Call of Duty) instead of actual quality. That's life I guess. :/
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ShaunCameron  +   1230d ago
All this just goes to show is that the Japanese market doesn't give a rat's tail about non-Japanese developed games even the ones on the platform they supposedly champion the most. Period.
Phil32  +   1230d ago
The LittleBigPlanet series in Japan never lit up the sales charts. The first did admirably, but the sequels dropped off the face of the earth for the most part. It's unfortunate because it's my favorite Sony IP this generation.
kratos123  +   1229d ago
i have to refer you to this site my good sir.
as you can see they have a approxiamte sale of 10 million units. i wouldn't say that's bad at all. Ofcourse if you have a better source with other figures that could show me that i am wrong please point it out to me
TongkatAli  +   1230d ago
That is why its important to have big marketing campaigns. If something was garbage, but got a lot of commercials then it would get hype, hype = sales.

No hype was found of this game from Sony.
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Pillsbury1  +   1229d ago
Right, remember mass effect 3? Zing!

They need more marketing people.
TongkatAli  +   1229d ago
This pretty much. I've never played a ME game, I don't know the quality of that game, just heard the ending is horrible.
sdozzo  +   1230d ago
It's so so. I've just never got into LBP.
kikizoo  +   1230d ago
yeah soso, like... 10/10 most of the time !


" I honestly believe that this game would sell a lot better on the Xbox 360 just because of the great online infrastructure that is Xbox Live."

1/it would not be the same game (graphisms, etc)
2/ms online infrastructure has nothing more than ps3's one for lbp..
3/XBL =/= USER CONTENT (lbp, impossible)
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majiebeast  +   1230d ago
Japan is a bit xenophobic about western games in general. Cant take Japan serious when a medabot game is on nr 5.
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dark-hollow  +   1230d ago
i wont say xenophobia but more like that japan have very different tastes than the west, and vice versa.

games like dragon quest and okami might not set the west , and games like shooters wont do well in japan.
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AWBrawler  +   1229d ago
I agree with dark hollow. in fact i share japan's interests in games. I can always accurately guess what new ip will be big in japan and what won't.

it's not that they hate western games, its just most games from the west don't fit their style. it would be like somebody trying to sell me hip hop/rapper clothes. not my style, so i won't buy.
AWBrawler  +   1229d ago
how the hell did i get disagrees for that?
from the beach  +   1229d ago
Maybe they just won't play an LBP game when they can play a Mario game, same as how they won't buy an Xbox 360 when they can buy a Sony or Nintendo system.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1230d ago
Only Japan games sell in Japan.
Gen0ne  +   1230d ago
Damn, Sony can't catch a break. Never in a million years would I've thought Sony was gonna eat it like this. I'm actually starting to feel bad. Come'on Sony!
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MoreRPG  +   1230d ago
LBP1 and 2 didn't do well in Japan but they did great in NA and EU so I guess this was to be expected.
riverstars86  +   1230d ago
Little Big Planet is an amazing game that should be owned by all gamers. I honestly believe that this game would sell a lot better on the Xbox 360 just because of the great online infrastructure that is Xbox Live. Never could get into the online aspect of the game on PS3 because only a few people who played online actually used voice chat. If I owned a Vita, this would be the game I would want most. Sucks that this game isn't getting the respect it deserves.
boybato  +   1230d ago
ow c'mon you guys already have halo and gears and.......... never mind.
riverstars86  +   1230d ago
I'm just saying that I love playing games online and when I play games on the 360, 85% of the people use voice chat. I love my PS3 and the great first party games, but I don't get the same enjoyment when I play online. I think this will change with the PS4 and I'll be back to buying third party PS4 games when the time comes.
DivineAssault  +   1230d ago
lol xbox players dont play games without guns
riverstars86  +   1230d ago
true lol
ItsTrue  +   1229d ago
Uhh what are you basing your opinion from? I still play PGR3, played forza, skyrim, minecraft and so on. So unless you prove it,invalid.
CaptCalvin  +   1229d ago
xbox 360 is the more mainstream of the two consoles, so it's got a more mainstream consumer base. Mainstream gamers play mainstream games. What's the most mainstream game out there? CoD.
MoreRPG  +   1230d ago
Is simple when you buy a xbox 360 you get a headset thats why there is more people using voice chat on the 360.

It doesn't have anything to do with the internet structure.
Krew_92  +   1230d ago
The voice chat problem you have wouldn't affect LBP Vita, since every Vita comes with a built-in microphone. If anything there's always someone talking online in LBP Vita, mostly because they don't know their microphone is on, it's quite hilarious actually.
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ALLWRONG  +   1230d ago
It would sell better on 360 because most games sell better on 360. Even the ones that don't have guns sell better.
Tito08  +   1229d ago
Actually FYI, if you look around the different game genres, the FPS genre is what usually sells the most on 360, very few non-shooting games can see high sales on it, in the sports front, only Madden sells more on 360.. Look at the total sales charts & look how fighting games, adventure, racing, hack n slash, RPGs sells more on PS3 than on 360, on the baseball games, the 2k series might see a little more sales on 360 by the fact MLB The Show is a PS exclusive & which is the better game of the two, once again, you're ALLWRONG.
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ShaunCameron  +   1229d ago
LOL. No.

The games that sell best on the 360 are shooters, RPG's and sports games. XBox 360 owners don't care about platformers.

@ Tito08

Actually the 360 sells more RPG's than the PS3. And it sells equally as many adventure games as the PS3.
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DigitalRaptor  +   1229d ago
You're wrong on that count ALLWRONG.

Since around 2009, there have been just as many PS3 games that outsell the 360 versions.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, L.A. Noire, FFXIII, Star Ocean IV, Batman: Arkham Ayslum and more.

Essentially, most games that aren't shooters sell better on PS3.
Tito08  +   1229d ago
@ ShaunCameron- Yeah, but which RPGs?? only the Elder Scrolls & Dragon Age & Dungeon Siege, but Dungeon Siege sold by a tiny little difference, those 3 games can't speak for the whole genre.. Mass Effect is hardly considered an RPG with shooting..

Tales of Vesperia released in every region for 360, while the PS3 version released only in Japan, the Japan PS3 version outsold the 360 version, & I would bet anything it would have outsold it if it was released in every other region, even Eternal Sonata PS3 outsold its 360 counterpart. FF13-2 alone outsold both versions of FF13 & 13-2, both Star Ocean & Tales of Vesperia looked like it sold more on 360, but the PS3 versions released a full year after it released on 360, in the case of FF, it didn't equally sold on 360 compared to PS3... The RPG genre is mostly a PS thing, just like Xbox is for shooters. Maybe Western RPGs sell more on 360, while JRPGs on PS3, maybe that.

It might sell Adventure games a bit equally as PS3, but not as more, cause Dante's Inferno, Castlevania, Devil May Cry 4, Resident Evil, Vanquish, Ninja Gaiden 3 that released at the same time on both, & Bayonetta with it's poor PS3 port, have sold more on PS3, I know exactly what I'm talking about.
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DivineAssault  +   1230d ago
Japan doesnt like anything westerners release.. The west doesnt care for many of their titles either for that matter.. I like em but they dont sell very well
YoungPlex  +   1229d ago
"The west doesnt care for many of their titles either for that matter.."

If this was true, then way is it that the highest selling games in the west, on the 3DS, coming from Japan?

"Japan doesnt like anything westerners release.."

Ummm... they loved Skyrim, and that comes from western developers!

Westerners loved Kingdom Hearts and RE: Revelations!
Drainage  +   1230d ago
thats because the Japanese have no interest in making little mini games. they want to -play- games.
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YoungPlex  +   1230d ago
I honestly believe that Nintendo has the handheld market on lock in Japan! I honestly do not think that it has anything to do with Vita games, because Japan has games that I could only dream of having out here in the US. Now that Nintendo has acquired Monster Hunter, the Japaneses market seems content on one handheld, as well as the rest of the world. I do not however think that the rest of the world is choosing the 3DS over the Vita due to Monster Hunter, but do believe that it has to do with a combination of software, glasses-free 3D technology and the big one, CO$T! People still do not realize that graphical power is not the determining factor when purchasing a handheld. If you want graphical power, there are already handheld devices that are even more powerful than the Vita available right now, or will be soon at a fraction of the price or just a contract away. Let's face it, diehard fans are mostly the people getting a Vita.

I will be getting a Vita soon but am still not convinced that it's a must-have handheld. I've played with one for several hours and am constantly being bugged by my cousin to get one. I like all the features and flashy graphics but still don't have that urge that tells me to get up, and go get one now. Guess I'll have to keep waiting until that happens. Till then, happy gaming everyone...
DragonKnight  +   1230d ago
Please don't start with using phones as a viable handheld gaming device. They aren't alright. They have the worst games imaginable and even worse controls for real games.
MacDonagh  +   1229d ago
I agree with the sentiment DK but times are changing. Game developers have taken an unhealthy interest in mobile gaming like Capcom who are making that Mega Man IOS "social RPG" or Square-Enix's The World Ends With You Solo Remix thing when all I wanted was a sequel to a great game. I don't have a smartphone or anything like that because I've never felt the need to have something that can do a million other things than phone someone, but people really like them. I really don't like the way things are going, but I don't believe we can stop it unfortunately. : |
LX-General-Kaos  +   1230d ago

very well said and couldn't agree more
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Majin-vegeta  +   1230d ago
@Dark Hollow

*i wont say xenophobia but more like that japan have very different tastes than the west, and vice versa.

I live in the west and believe or not i prefer Japanese game's 99% of the time over games in the west.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1230d ago
By all means, LBP SHOULD sell well in Japan. I don't understand how it doesn't. Do they not like Stephen Fry? I'll beat them up if they don't like Stephen Fry!!!

Seriously, this is my favorite LBP title!!! It's definitely a 10/10! I would recommend this and Gravity Rush to any and all potential Vita owners.
ALLWRONG  +   1230d ago
LOL one 360 game and no Vita games and this is Japan.
TheDivine  +   1230d ago
I like LBP but its not anything really special outside of sackboy who is a good mascott and the fact you can create levels. Good game for wannabe gamemakers, couch co-op with a gf, but not fun solo or as a sp platformer. Got 1, 2, and psp lbp free and couldnt get into them. Wana give this a try but idk yet. Not much into 2d platformers these days, NSM Wii-U will prob be the only one i get in/for a long time. Dont like the floaty imprecise controls in this series.

Japan doesnt like hardly any Western games or even Japanese games on Western consoles. They rarely buy anything from outside their nation except something trendy like an iphone maybe. Different world over there.
MacDonagh  +   1229d ago
It really angers me to see LBP not doing as well as it should. It has so much going for it because it's so much fun to play and it's interesting to see all the crazy creations spawned from the community. The thing that has truly let them down (as well as the Vita) is the marketing. You can have the greatest machine or product in the world, but if it has minimal marketing, it will simply not sell. If marketed properly, it really could've been a system seller and it's a damn shame.
Gr81  +   1229d ago
Good thing sales don't matter.
ItsTrue  +   1229d ago
Sorry to disagree with you, but on this site it means the whole world.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1229d ago
Japan dosent really like western games any way. On the brightside it sold more than the 360 has In japan in the past few weeks combined. Nah I kid low sales for consoles or games isn't good for either especially if its a good franchise. MS tried to appeal to japan but it didn't work out.
Exceed  +   1229d ago
Not sure about Japan... But here in Malaysia the support for psvita games is rather low. I hounded three Sony Centre's and a bunch of retail shops a few days after its release and not even one carried a single copy. Most of the retailers don't even know what it is, even two of the Sony outlet attendants were clueless... Needless to say, I was quite amused.

All of the shops still have the older games for the vita though, such as Ninja Gaiden and UMVC. I suppose due to the low sell through of those titles retailers aren't exactly doing their best to bring out new ones to the market. There needs to be more of a push to penetrate the Asian (well, Malaysian) market, but that adds to production costs...

Looks like it's a digital LBP for me if I can't find one..
ritsuka666  +   1229d ago
LittleBigPlanet Vita Not so Big"

Off course, Japan have good taste in games... DUH!
mafiahajeri  +   1229d ago
Funny I thought the Japanese were notorious for playing crappy games nobody else would even think of Playing. Anyway I couldn't care less about sales I'm enjoying it and that enough for me.
Ritsujun  +   1229d ago
LBP was never big
mafiahajeri  +   1229d ago
Says whO? Ritsujun the master of the universe?
eferreira  +   1229d ago
I'll be happy this holiday season with lbp, assassins creed vita and silent hill.
AcRossi  +   1229d ago
This is not what i expected
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