A number of online stores are taking pre-orders of LittleBigPlanet, this promises to be one of the biggest games for the Sony PS3 this year. There has been so much hype surrounding the game, you have to wonder if it able to live up to all the hype.
It will kill the flopbox
Too bad it's going against the 360, and the Wii. Dunno about that flopbox tho... Wii has this thing beat on it's own. Not surprised if the 360 goes unphased too. One game isn't going to undo 2 years of dirt in Sony's face.
the Wii is not a console it is more like a yoga program. and it scares me to think that MS and SONY are thinking about making wii like consoles. the wii is the end of gaming :(
x360 is a dead console LBP is the final nail in the coffin of x360 in REST OF THE WORLD IN USA LBP will be huge But the final nail in the coffin will be put by KZ2 x360 is irrelevant in console war. It is finished now
what a weak troll from an expert. i think you also have sand in your mangina along with your compadre eric100. if mgs4 couldnt kill the 360 not one game on the ps3 can do it. mgs4 is your halo and it choked at killing anything. i showed lbp to my nephews(4 and 6) and they didnt understand it at all and they went back to playing mario on the wii. nintendo has those kids all wrapped up sackboy looks like some kind of psyhchotic looking nightmare before christmas thing no matter how much they make him smile. nintendo has that gift to connect but everyone else is just adults trying to make games they think kids would like and usually fail. you should remember like yesterday when you guys were 6 and someone older tried to tell you whats cool, it was lame.
wasn't MGS4 supposed to kill xbox? Wasn't warhawk? Wasn't Lair?
can't wait for day 1 sales
It will definitely kill the flopbox,no question about it
Yeah, we know it will kill the flopbox, but it's got the 360 to worry about, and the Wii.
Poor MS everything is over for them
ps3 fanboys need to have a douche party here is another one with sand in his mangina.
It'd be nice if it sold a million in a week, but I don't think it will. I think Sony is banking on a lot of wrong leads, man. Home Little big Planet Motorstorm 2 Resistance 2 Are not big, must have, applications and software. Sony should've done more work early this year to ensure a bigger holiday season. I can't wait for LBP and these games, but that's just me. What about you all? And them over there? Are you sure they're going to buy into this thing to? Sony walks away the loser this holiday season. I hate to see it happen for the 3 chirstmas in a row, 2 full one for sony but still a 3rd holiday season with the ps3 on the market. I don't see good things coming their way with their current price. If the Ps3 was 299.00 LBP would be sold out. All over the world. I believe that, but it's not.
sonys plan is to get 360 owners more and more jealous and they are doing a great job at doing that.
we'll see in a few weeks
This game is one of the most greatest and innovative games that ever graced my console. I thank god everyday that I bought a PS3 on launch. My patience has finally paid off... THANK YOU SONY, THANK YOU GOD! I just wiped away a tear. :')
LBP is better than all games on your RROD BOX Too bad it is averaging at 96% on meta. No game on your OVEN BOX will get that LBP will be huge . in terms of reviews as well as game/console sales RIP x360
Uhm, I don't know where my opinion of LBP went wrong and I was considered trolling but apparently my opinion is wrong and somehow the 360 was dragged into this. Wrong reply eric100?
When I ordered mine earlier this week on Amazon, I see that it is ranked top 5 for video games. Usually that spot belongs to lightning deals and Wii related things.
But sony has never lost a year to MS
My main concern is that I finally got to see a few LBP commercials and truthfully... they almost do nothing to promote the greater parts of the game (User-created content). The video they showed had sackboys moving across the screen looking like just a typical side scroller with great graphics. Which would make the typical person think it is a Psp game or something. Their Marketing team better get their act together and show the creativity aspect of the game, cause then it will draw the kind of attention that they want! @Harry4444... I can honestly tell you that I am in no way jealous of the Ps3! At one point I was jealous, and wanted one really bad... But fanboys like you talk about all these great games like MGS4, Uncharted, Warhawk, etc. Yet, you are on N4G, more than your Ps3 (hey that rhymed...lol)! So apparantly i'm not missing alot. And yes, I wanted a Ps3 mainly for FFXIII! But I will just get the 24 disc when it is released for 360...LOL! It's funny how I give insults and compliments at the same time... see... I'm an equal opportunity *ssh*le! No Fanboy here! While we're on the subject... I wonder how beautiful and long a game on Ps3 would be if they used up 4 Blu-ray disc?... (No sarcasm, serious question) If Kojima had his way, would he have used that many disc and expanded the gameplay even more?
could be a game that has long legs and turns out to be a commercial success that does help move some PS3's during the holiday. This game isn't as much for the hardcore as GTA or Halo who will sell most of it's copies in the first day because fanboys have been waiting for years for their sequel. But I still think the PS3 needs a price drop to compete with XBOX 360. This holiday. 1 game isn't enough. Halo 3 wasn't enough, MGS4 wasn't enough. Those games boost sales just for a month or so. In the long run the price makes such a difference.
exactly..it wont...these delusional morons are setting themselves up for failure..watch. oh the humanity.
I think it will move consoles, just not in high numbers over an extended period. A price drop is definitely needed. Anyway, LBP is on maybe list of rentals.
there we be all kinds of ways to get a hold of a ps3 at a discount this xmas. gift cards,bundles,costco sams,etc or do this go to sonystyle.com sign up for sony card 150. off first purchase free shipping at your door for 249.00 +tax
Give up on the pricedrop, the ps3's price is justified. Heck I paid a $1100 for mine, stop complaining.
You can't say that about a game that the fanboys hold up as the holy grail right now... Saying you'll rent it is basically like saying you don't think the game is worth your time and would be a waste of money! Look at all the disagrees you got... Now I will probably get them cause I told you about that, d*mn it I can't win!
@ Final_Rpg Check my comment and then check yourself. In no way am I complaining. I just gave my opinion. The price of the PS3 may be justified for some but it is not for others. Regardless of how it works for you, price matters to the masses, especially now. I only paid $600 for my 60GB model and I am very happy with it. Don't know why you paid $1100 bucks for yours. Hope it was bundled with some extra goodies.
i have the feeling it wont sell much.
Advertising should have already started(outside of that Gamestop commercial). Sony's biggest weakness is actually advertising their games. You go into a store or turn on the TV and you're bound to see something related to 360 and Xbox Live (even if it's just mentioning the video marketplace), but I've never seen anything related to PS3 outside of a game store and a few commercials here and there.
I swear I just saw like 9 commercials for it in a one hour time span.
Owns while Microliers is just concentrating on one territory that there been trying so hard and failing still its going to be 4 years this is there last chance to actually sell a million in Japan before Sony releases the bundle of Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy VII and the sell is going to skyrocket but of course the retardedBox 360 fans will always disagree with my statement because they know its true.
expect LBP to increase EU sales by as much as 500% enough to offset any US lead of flop box 360 why arent u hiding ahhaaaaaa BOT x360 is finished now. Get over it
this game is so awesome you take a puppet doll and run to the right and jump over stuff sometimes lol truly a killer app for ps3
sometimes you run to the left.
This game is geared at current owners much like Home is. If people can't justify $399 for a PS3 today, games like LBP and social apps like Home aren't going to push the masses over the edge to buy one. Home might help with sales generated by word of mouth over the long term, but the line of people waiting to make the plunge once Home ships is very small. In all fairness, the same holds true for NXE. The Next Xbox Experience will transform the playing experience for current owners, but new owners won't have any idea things actually changed. -Death
It wont just move HW It will create new records in HW sales dont live in your twilight zone . In reality LBP is huge in terms of console sales and reviews LBP will give the x360 the final nail in the coffin in europe mark my words @death everything on PS3 is popular in europe. as i said just read some eu forums to get an idea of what LBP will do to PS3 sales. there have been some DECENT games But LBP is above all of them Mark my words . PS3 will crcify x360 this Fall/year based on just EU sales U dont even imagine whats coming in the way of your console expect even more agony next year when KZ2 launches ---thats the best game and the best FPS of all time. Just see GAF impressions on KZ2 beta
What is the last platform game that pushed hardware sales? Mario from the 80's/90's? There have been some excellent platform games that have come out over the years, but it is a very niche market. Perhaps LBP will do what FFVII did for RPG's, but history is not on its side. I would say that LBP is one of the most anticipated titles for hardcore PS3 owners, but it doesn't appeal to everyone. I own a PS3 and I simply don't get the excitement for LBP. At the same time I was never into platform games either. I know that might be a shock to the fans of the game, but I'm not alone. -Death
I know what you're saying. As a pure side-scrolling platformer I don't see LBP having lasting appeal. I think that it's long-term appeal is going to lie in the social aspects of the game. I wasn't anticipating it until I saw what could be created. That's what excites me more than the actual side-scrolling gameplay. Combine that with the social aspects and I think that's a good formula. I don't see it moving tons of hardware, though. Certainly not 500% sales increases.
Sorry eric100. Now before you and a lot of other Sony fans around here assault me with your pointy, pointy words, I'd like to point out that the only next gen system I own is a PS3. But it's really hard to disagree with Death. I don't think Home (or the NXE) will win ANYONE over to either side. I certainly don't think there is anyone sitting on the edge of their seat, wallet in hand, desperately waiting for Home to be released. And Death even covered the eventuality of it selling a few consoles in the long run, that clever dastard! I think that, if Sony markets Home well and directs its development properly (and there is not question that it WILL change greatly over time), it could eventually become a POWERFUL app and an incredible selling point. But at first, it will do little to change the average non-PS3 owner's mind. As for LBP, I agree with Death in that I don't think that the game will create the monumental sales spike everyone expects, but I do feel that it will sell a few consoles. There is a small percentage of hardcore gamers who are interested enough in level creation to feel that a 400$ PS3 is an acceptable price for LBP. The same can be said for all the fathers that have been hankering for a PS3 but have resisted due to the lack of family oriented games on it. Sure, these are both small groups, but I think they're significant enough to make a small spike. I can really see this becoming the type of game that parents play coop with their children, by the way. So, yeah, all that to say that Death's comments were pretty spot on, as usual. Congrats Death. You're awesome. WOOoooooo! My 2 cents.
I dont believe sony will be "saved" by any one game. Im not sure whats going to happen to the ps3 but I cant imagine people all of a sudden being like - "i must have a ps3 now". Death - I disagree. im not sure how you can view LBP as being geared towards current ps3 users. I dont believe that at all. I believe its aimed at a more casual user. Gears of war 2 is a text book example of a game geared towards its current user base.
The goal with HOME,NXE and LBP or anything consumer related is for you to buy it, show your friends, and have them go buy it! So on the surface, it looks like none of these things will immediately impact console sales, but people usually see what they want and get it later.
It will probably have some imediate effect, but I don't expect this to move tons of consoles. In a matter of fact, I don't think Sony expect it too, so much they are with a killer line-up, not a killer a game alone. But to be pretty fair, that's where I think this article fails. We won't ever know if LBP alone moved tons of console, because Sony will have some continuous influx of games from now 'till first week of december, and after that you just have to advertise and see Xmas do the work. So it's pretty obvious we'll see Sony numbers up while in holyday season if compared to a normal month, but can you tell if this is everybody taking the game launch on that specifically week or some prior to it, maybe people that don't even take any game but take the console, greatest hits... I know I didn't get Soul Calibur IV yet. I usually have to expect like 10 days before any new game show up here (I live in Brazil), so when I take LBP, it will most probably not count as a week one buying, even if I had my money in it prior to that.
just head to a forum. You will hear lots and lots of people planning on buying PS3 just for LBP yea i agree ps3 has the best console lineup and we wont know if LBP was te cause of effect But make no mistake SONY is poised to sell a huge amount of ps3s due to LBP/R2 and M2 @darkequitus thats a FAKE PSN id u are an XBox fanboy and u never played LBP beta LBP is better than all games on ur consoles Geez xbois turning up with FAKE PSN to bash LBP LBP is averaging at 96% on meta --more than any game on your platform
who is going to buy a PS3 for LBP. Not online or any of my mates or colleagues .... Everyone weither already has a PS3, or, are waiting for a prices drop ... NOT any specific games. LBP is a great game but as mentioned, what console selling power does it have over MGS, or KZ2? It simply isn't the sony savior it's been touted as ... good as it may be ...
Any XFLOP who thinks LBP isnt gonna make a impact then ure just more ignorant that what you already are. I fully agree with above posts LBP and KZ2 will finally lay the XFLOP to rest.
I really don't know if LBP will sell lots and lots of PS3. I know for sure it will see a boost in PS3 sales but how big is hard to predict. I am predicting about 300 to 400k PS3 consoles for the month of October because of LBP in NA. It will all depend on how Sony will push this game to get the casuals attention. I think the hardcore is basically sold on this game but its the casuals that needs to be convinced. Its not that hard for sony. The game is already getting rave reviews and the gameplay especially is phenomenal. They only have to advertise the hell out of it.
It's hard to say what will happen... but we also have to remember that October isn't just a huge month for the PS3 because of LittleBigPlanet. Perhaps it will pack the most punch... but Motorstorm: Pacific Rift and SOCOM: Confrontation are also releasing this month. I'm not saying it's guaranteed that those will bring in new players... but I think SOCOM has a good chance to at least give a slight push, being that it's a popular series from the PS2. October will be an interesting month. Whatever increases we see here in America though... I'd be willing to bet it'll be even bigger in Europe. I have a feeling we're going to see a greater effect over there. It's just a hunch.
Agreed! I believe it will be hard for a casual to see themselves paying $400 for a console only to play 1 game! Fanboys, yes I know the Ps3 has blu-ray and wifi and bla,bla, etc. But most of the games may not appeal to the casuals besides LBP! And they may just wait it out and get a Wii, cause it has more games for casuals. Casual gamers usually don't respect games the way we gamers do, and rarely buy games! I have a friend who owns a Ps3 but doesn't own any games or blu-ray movies. He only rents games and movies... which to me is wierd, but that's what casuals do! They are more concerned with cellphones and other things outside of gaming, and just look at gaming as something to do once in a while. He still doesn't know all the stuff a Ps3 can do, and he's had his for over a year.
what planet are you on? Why are you not in the open zone? Why do the Mods let you bring down threads like this? I will probably get banned now. Sony need to put their face all over the TV. You don't see them fir dust inthe UK. Xbox 360 is everywhere. Puls game channel, all th main sports channel etc. I can't remeber the last time I saw a PS3 add. Maybe MGS4 on at some odd hour LBP beta did not rock my boat. but the game deserves to do well. a well thought out labour of love. darkequitus:PSN/XBL/WoW/Xfire /Steam
yea but with so many games coming out i could see slow sales at the start. I know im not buying for atleast a couple weeks
my game stop 132 fable 23 lbp 170 gears of war as of today edit:not enough advertising for it
could be a little big flop
No ifs, ands or buts. It's not *one* of the best, it *is* the best. That's that. Anyone that disagrees is a f*cking Xbox fanboy or a kid who likes Nintentrash.
calm down. You might burst something
it may not get a lot of sales quickly but it will sell, be a console seller, and live up to the hype and its name, bring innovation we haven't seen it a long time in the gaming biz.
I wish I would see some ads of this and other Sony exclusives this holiday. No one is gonna buy a game if they don't hear about it. Not to go offtopic, but wasn't Socom: Confrontation released today? I haven't seen a review all day on it.
sure it might be a good game but is one game enough to make someone buy a ps3 just for it, if mgs4 wasnt enough why would this suddenly make people care enough to buy in the long run. till the ps3 gets a better line up i wont buy into it. PC FTW
I think the sales will be good for a PS3 title but be blown out the water by gears 2 sales. And before anybody says that they don't care about sales I ask you this question why are you on this thread then?
Funny how ppl aren't worried about LBP getting critical anymore...now what 'ammetrs' is to know if it will sell a lot, or if it will move consoles or whatever. Play the damn games instead of paying so much attention to things that don't matte! >.<'
...get into the beta as much as i would have liked. Some funny levels and some great ones too, but i just don't honestly see this game increasing sales by that much. @eric100, i think everyone knows after your 1 millionth post saying the same stuff over and over again that you hate the 360 and you feel PS3 will rule the world. lol. Please change the f#cking record.
When most people can't even afford to buy petrol (gas) or go for a night out they're most certainly not going to splash £300 (or equivalent) on a couple of decent PS3 exclusives and a blu-ray player when you can buy an Xbox for half the price, get its - I believe - more numerous decent exclusives and either download your films or stick to perfectly fine DVDs. In my opinion the only people who don't own an Xbox or PS3 at the moment are mostly those who are (or were, in the Xbox's case) waiting for them to get cheaper before considering anything, or are more casual gamers who don't really care and see it is as a nonessential luxury more than a hobby. And when those people do their research they'll see that they're paying much less for just as good a bunch of games. Yes, we've all heard the argument that the PS3 is better value for money but we also all know that when (non brand-loyal) people are offered a games console for £150 or games console plus nonessential extra bullshit for £300 what they're going to probably choose. Sony's games division needs to grow some balls and drop the price.
"Will it live up to its hype" Well the word hype is used in the context with something that is not as good as people make out. Taking that on board, scrap that phrase and create a fresh page where it says. This game will be the biggest game in history and will continue to wow audiences with its endless supply of content and creative flare. That is something you cannot replicate nor can you easily ignore, so stop writing up such plain stupid articles and just admit. If you ain't got a PS3, you ain't in on the biggest game to ever hit consoles. Thanks Sony for the technological perfection that is the PS3 and its games.
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