It's certainly one of the more innovative titles in development, but Sony believes Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet will also prove a big driver in hardware sales this autumn as the battle for market share intensifies.
I have learned to distrust Sony, and all that they say.
who bash and hate everyday of their insignificant existence. LBP will be a hardware seller. And knowing that, Sony is not "publishing" the game to the PC like you fking morons claimed. So get that straight, turds. Best games only available for the PS3. PS3 is where its at. 360 is a RROD machine.
please understand that we don't give a fcuk and neither does the manufacturer who's console has been outselling its main competitor worldwide for a long time now
Since 2005, I have never met a bunch of sorry ass, brainwashed buffoons like 360 fanatics. They eat, breath, sleep, sh*t, piss on every single damn thing PS3 related even though it's good news. You are a failure. Never reproduce. Let me say it much louder. YOU ARE A FAILURE. NEVER REPRODUCE.
afer 30% of all there consoles down right break, iv learnt to distruss microsoft, and all that they sell.
omg you nailed it, wanted to write the same comment :)
there are going to market the LBP so much
Plushies FTW! :]
every game that SONY puts out is suppose to be a hardware seller! But if it is not, then what can move PS3s MGS4? I think not.
with probably 1/3 the marketing spent.
wow dude. i think you are reaching on that one. halo boosted 360 hardware numbers for three months. MGS4 didn't have that same effect. i know you wanted it to. but it just didn't. if you want check the numbers. @below. nope. i mean aug-nov. if you would have checked. you would have realized that the 360 got a boost in sells from aug-nov.
You mean Oct and Nov 2k7? There may be an argument for Oct. But Nov? I'm sorry dude but that month normally sees a boost regardless. Its called the start of the Holiday season...
If you would have check you would have noticed that Aug was when MS did their price drop. A price drop creating a boost in sales? Hard to believe but its probably true.
MS didn't drop the price in aug. sony drop the price in july and it didn't help them. again you are reaching. MS knew that halo would boost sells of the 360. and it did from aug-nov. please get your fact together. ok it helps
i like #1 i lost all trust in Sony in 2005! lol Yea because lord knows the PS2 wasnt pumping out the games! I also like Irishrocket69 take on system sellers! I know Sony told the world they think these games are systems sellers! Siren, PixelJunk games, Echo Chrome, MLB The Show and blah blah blah......btw rocket are you saying MGS4 wasnt a system mover? anyway i wouldnt buy a PS3 for LBP but i know more then a handful of ppl that will buy it for Socom!
but I don't think in the amounts that SONY thought it would be. The people who bought the bundle were people who wanted to upgrade their system, and people who were holding out on the PS3 in the first place, which still was not huge, a blip, but not an explosion.
this story is already being attacked by the 360 fanboys.....guys, you add nothing to the discussion, just go somewhere
Then stay out of 360 articles you tool!
The 360 stories suck, so they come here with their OH NOES LBP IS TEH KILLER-APP OF IMAGINATION 360 teh defense of teh crap garbage teh suck console. 360 is teh suck. XBOTS are teh suck.
this game will top that 5 mill from xbox STEP!
5 million seems a bit high for a game that takes platforming in a new direction. Depends on what ppl make and if they start making some really fun and cool stuff the sky is the limit Im not sure if i will buy it day one myself because my hours will be put to Socom in a very big way! but When i get a gift card for the holidays LBP will be top of my list along with R2 and i hope Tekken6
PS3 is doing good on its own, it doesnt need those hardware seller games ;)
it might even be a hit but idk if its gonna b half as good a moving consoles as mgs4.
I still dont know how this game is getting so much hype.. I guess its just not my kind of game..
I think the game is going to be awesome and is definitely a day one purchase for me... However I don't think it will be a hardware seller. This type of game COULD have been a hardware seller if the PS3 was at a mainstream price point, because it is a game that is going to appeal to casuals and hardcores alike... but unfortunately, the PS3's price is not very mainstream yet so I doubt this game will move extra consoles. I do expect it to sell very well amongst its current base though.
This game should be better at moving consoles IMO, because it has a broader audience - casual players, young players, and hardcore/expert players. MGS4 on the other hand had a more specialised audience. This game will sell systems like crazy if Sony market the crap out of LBP
The only way this can be a hardware seller is if PS3 drops price by like 100 bucks. A PS3 at 300 while not really ideal for the casual market still makes it a lot more appealing. At 400 its hard to use a game like LBP to sell systems since its appeal to hardcore gamers is not very strong. 360 is dropping price significantly so hopefully the pressure of that price drop will make sony do the same just in time for LBP @hazeblaze pretty much what i'm trying to say too. Easy for hardcore to justify 400 bucks on a game console but not so easy for casual especially when the 360 will be like 300
You made the point but missed it... LBP appeals to a broader audience... but the PS3 does not yet appeal to a broader audience. The reason MGS4 moved consoles so well is b/c it appeals to the hardcore audience... and at its current price point, the PS3 is still a hardcore machine. Don't get me wrong, my PS3 is my favorite console; and I'm hoping to buy my cousin one for Christmas (w/ LBP & Resistance 2)... but the PS3 will not be a casual machine until it costs $300 or less. And casuals are the ones more likely to flock towards this game just from 1st glance. I think most hard cores that already own a PS3 will want this game... but I'm not so sure it will convert any new hard cores. Guess we'll find out in Oct though.
I think if Wii Sports can move consoles then so can LBP.
Can anyone give me a synopsis of why everyone is so excited for this game? Is this more than Garry's Mod-ish something or another?
Ummm........please tell me that you see the difference between the two. Wii sports being bundled with every console....well I think every console. The price of the Wii. The market the Wii has captured. The fact that Wii sport includes 4 games. The controls to play Wii sports. While LBP might move some ps3, I think it is odd to try to say that because Wii sports moved consoles.....that LBP would be along similar lines.
I'm really digging this game and it's very likely that i'll get it. But I do not see it as a system seller at all. I wouldn't buy a PS3 for it at least (I kinda did for MGS4 though).
If they say it will move hardware then they will make it move hardware. Expect lots of advertising and (please!) LBP plushies !!!
Eventhough it deserves the status of a hardware seller its very unlikely to happen. Hardware sellers are usually sequals to well known franchise or new IPs which are heavly HEAVLY advertised. And since Sony arent to good on the marketing front its unlikely to catch the eye of the intended casual audience
You guys are correct about Sony losing its marketing touch in games.. Doesn't really suprise me when last generation they didn't have to do any marketing. Sony needs to step up and shake off the rust with their marketing.. " I think the problem is that this gen so much of their money went into the hardware... there's not much left for marketing. " Very true.. I think PSN being free is taking some money away from their marketing budget. Dont matter want anybody says somebody still has to pay for the bandwidth, servers and the engineers who work on updates..
You're right, they didn't HAVE to do much marketing last gen... but they did it very well. I still remember the PS9 commercials when the PS2 first came out... and the Ratchet & Clank commercials were iconic! Sony and it's devs had much better marketing behind them last gen. I think the problem is that this gen so much of their money went into the hardware... there's not much left for marketing.
if sony marketed it well it could be
the ps3 needs a boost to overcome the wii. Usually I dont care much about console sales, but I cant stand the wii selling so well, I get that N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls & Britney Spears feeling from it.
Better throw some money into an actual marketing campaign then Sony.
If you use marketing to your advantage Sony, they will come.
It's called backlash! All of the years the Sony Droids kept acting the way they did because the PS2 was on top. Now it's payback time. PS3 isn't the best, and the bots are getting their kicks in.
Sony is going to have to advertise the crap out of this game to do so. Unlike MGS4, it didnt need all that advertising, people knew it was going to be huge no matter what. But as for LBP, I think this will sell very well and move more systems then people are anticipating it too. Mark my words. :)
Ive been a psgamer since playstation 1 and never did I give the competition sh1t because my console was on top. Its not Sony's fault Microsoft failed to profit from the xbox. I think youre the one who's ass is sore from last gen's domination with ps2 and have a grudge against sony. Just remember when you point a finger you got 3 pointing back at you.
This game better shine from all the glory its recieved.
i never got the whole "i'm waiting for the ONE GAME to rule them all and get me to purchase XXX system" mentality that permeates people's thinking these days. would i have bought my PS3 for JUST Little Big Planet? i don't know, honestly, as i've had plenty reasons to pick up a PS3, and LBP hasn't even seen release yet. i bought my PS3 for Resistance Motorstorm Virtua Fighter Ninja Gaiden Sigma Heavenly Sword Lair (i liked it, truth told. flawed game, but not a trainwreck) Folklore Ratchet and Clank Future Warhawk Unreal Tournament 3 GTAIV Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Metal Gear Solid 4 which are available NOW. and i bought it for future titles like Team Ico's next project Final Fantasy XIII Final Fantasy VS XIII White Knight Chronicles Rogue Galaxy 2 Resistance 2 Motorstorm: Pacific Rift SOCOM God of War 3 Heavy Rain LA Noire MAG Uncharted 2 Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty Ratchet and Clank Future "2" and of course, Little Big Planet,and a slew of multi-platform games that are looking quality (ie Mercenaries, Star Wars: TFU, Bioshock, Eternal Sonata, etc, etc). for me, personally, one game isn't enough to justify a purchase, but a library of solid, quality games, with a lot of diversity? sold. the PS3 HAS that quality and diversity, and i didn't even bring the many cool PSN titles into the equation. with all that said, there are people that will probably buy a PS3 just for LBP. for most others, it will be a combination of Little Big Planet, the rest of the PS3 library that's quality, quality multi-plats, Blu Ray functionality, and all of the other features the PS3 has that give it value for it's price. $400 would be a lot for JUST a games console, but we all know the PS3 is a LOT MORE than that. smart consumers look for value for dollar, and when a lot of games are going multi-platform, that becomes even more important.
I think you had plenty of reasons to get a next-gen console, PS3 was your choice of the two (Wii is kinda in its own league now, last gen v2). Although I feel like you would look down on games released on 360 and seem to have drank some of that Sony fanboy punch (you enjoyed Lair, for chrissake), I agree that there are plenty of reasons to own a PS3. I see just as many on 360, though.
because 1) the story was quite good. 2) the graphics look amazing on my 40" 720p Samsung. 3) the musical score is epic in a LOTR way. 4) flying the dragon was actually FUN once you got the hang of the motion controls. the only major problem with Lair is that, well, you're on a damn dragon 100% of the time, and that gets repetitive. there is also a mission about a quarter to halfway through the game that is absolutely RIDICULOUS, but once you get past that, it's cake. the game is worth a rental, and not deserving of the incredible hate the "almighty internets" decided to fling it's way like so much ape sh*t. i also have a 360. so far, i've enjoyed Crackdown Condemned Eternal Sonata Mass Effect Bioshock i still have to buy Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey, and i'm looking forward to Tales of Vesperia, Fable 2, Too Human (despite my reservations from my time with the demo), Alan Wake, Infinite Undiscovery, and Banjo Kazooie. those are just the ones i can list off the top of my head. just because someone has a preference for one thing over the other doesn't mean they've drank any kool aid. i've been playing video games since 1985. i've been playing Playstation consoles since 1995. Sony has EARNED my respect as a games publisher/developer and console manufacturer. they've earned this by bringing some damn good games to the table over the past 13 years, and by not ruthlessly abandoning their previous consoles for the new hotness. Microsoft has yet to earn my respect as a publisher/developer and console manufacturer, particularly because of their seeming refusal to invest in first party studios (like Sony; Sony has 30 first and second party studios working on PS3 exclusives as we speak. Microsoft has 10 first and second party studios. and it's not like MS is hurting for cash, as they can obviously afford to throw money around for "exclusive" DLC for games that, in truth, don't NEED i *cough*GTAIV*cough*Fallout3*co ugh* because they are massive enough to begin with). when Microsoft manages to support a single console with quality games past four years, they'll have moved up my respect ladder a bit (God of War 2 didn't hit the PS3 until practically year six or seven. who KNOWS what type of classics the original Xbox could have had had MS not pulled the plug). yes, i have my preferences, but i love GAMES. i want to play as many games as my wallet can stand, but seeing as how funds are limited what with rent, bills, a fiance, and other things, i have to be very, VERY cautious about how i spend my money, and on what. the PS3, for me, has more games i want to play, so it's the console i focus on the most. that doesn't mean the games the 360 has suck, far from it, and i wouldn't own one just for the sake of hating on it. it obviously has games i want to play.
This won't move consoles because no one but gamers know about it. Where is the advertising? Even my mother knows what Halo is, but mention Little Big Planet and you get a 50 yard stare. You want it to sell, put the Sackboy at McD's.
You have not seen it? I have seen the commercial for it a couple of times....it was more of a montage of games.
it'll help sales for a while but not to the extent of MGS4 or GTA IV.
Sony should bundle this with the new high-end model thats bound to come out to replace the current 80 GB
I think they should bundle it with the new 80 gig that's coming out. This game is going to appeal to a broader audience so it makes more sense to pack it in with the lower priced model.
I knew they would bundle this game,they'd be foolish not to. I can just picture the millions of Young Wii owners who are going to see those graphics and gameplay and start begging there parents to buy the bundle..Especially if they advertise it right. There will be more then a few xbots tempted by the bundle.. *points to zerodin*
Little Big Planet will definitely move hardware for the PS3. Since the cell is so powerful, no one will be able to resist buying the PS3 over the lame Xcrap 3fixme with last gen hardware and a 33 percent failure rate. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Cry more bots!
That fat american sony speaker at E3 said that they are gonna get behind it so I think they will advertise it.
After all this hype, I still do not know what the game is about MGS, Halo, FF, GTA, GOW, GearsoW, games like that are system sellers. High Sales volume, recognizable names, and proven and can sell systems without bundles. Xbox720, I buying one because of Halo ps4 I am buying one because of MGS Ps3, I am buyin gone for LBP... are you serious? Who is kidding who?
I need an honest answer as to why everyone thinks this will be so awesome. All I saw was a gimmick in a mass-media Sony presentation (creative as it was, they used it as a big powerpoint... nothing else screams how much they're trying to push this crap to the mainstream). And I'll be playing it if it looks like fun, but right now I guess I just don't know enough about it to look forward to it.
I think the game will sell systems. The Sackboys/Sackgirls have instant appeal and even if your not good at creating you can download other levels and play them. This game will still fresh for a long time and Media Molecule still has one last surprise left to show for this as well.
As others have said...I really have not found out what the draw about this game is.......I will rent it first and then go from there.
I suppose if you don`t own any next-gen consoles. But if you have a 360 I personally don`t see much reason to get another game console until next year. And vice-versa for ps3 owners.
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