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LittleBigPlanet Not Doomed in Sales?

Gamezine.co.uk writes:

"You might have been worried over the sales of the PlayStation 3 gem, LittleBigPlanet. However, ESPLA Chart Track has given LittleBigPlanet a Silver sales award for November 2008."

After the link you'll find all the winners of Chart Track sales awards, including Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Mass Effect, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Wii Fit...etc

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Austin_SJ3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

I've got it, it's fun, and original, and it's success is good for the games industry in general. Sure it's not everyone's cup of tea, but no need to hate on it, after all regardless of how good Gears of War 2, it would get boring if we only ever got to play the same style of game over and over.

edit: What the freaking hell did I get a disagree for??? I like Gears 2, hell I think it's a great game, all I did was say it would be boring if that was the only game in existence, which is true.

el_bandito3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

As said so many times, It's a new IP. You shouldn't compare it to blockbuster sequels. It will sell progressively perhaps in small numbers, unlike the latter which could be sold out in just a matter of days.

Remember ICO? Though it was critically acclaimed , it did not sell in great numbers. All I know it was a great game that I played.

Bottomline: Everyone should just play and enjoy a great game, and do away with the numbers. Leave that problem to the developers and their marketing dept.

techie3525d ago

Gears of War was a new IP...

Cenobia3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

They're talking about Gears 2...

Edit:
If you are trying to compare Gears 1 sales with LBP sales, they are completely different genres, Gears had a larger ad campaign, Gears appealed to the 360 fan base more (while LBP is often thought of as "kiddie" even though it isn't), and I'm fairly certain Gears didn't go up against a line up like we have this year.

Why o why3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

gears 1 sold remarkably well and it was a new ip

Cenobia

yeah true im just clarifying what i thought deep meant. Shooters tend to sell well and are not really comparable to platformers, correct and like u said MS DO promotion whereas Sony DONT

n4gzz3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

god of war was new ip, mgs 1 was new ip, gt was new ip once.

oh Almost forgot to mention, resistance was new ip too :D
Some sells quick some takes time and some don't.

techie3525d ago

So the problem is that it's a new IP and it's not a shooter.

I think blame also lies with the advertising.

Ps:

"[UPDATE] - It has been pointed out to me that although the UK represents around a third of Europe's video games market, it actually represents approximately 25% of the PlayStation market. That is, PlayStation games sell very strongly in Germany, France, Spain etc. This means that LittleBigPlanet should be above four-hundred-units in Europe."

Pretty good.

Apparently Ratchet and Clank PS3 took 10 months to go above 100k in the UK, whereas LBP took less than a month :)

WANNA GET HIGH3525d ago

Well i did not buy LBP because its not my type of game but i really hope it sells well over the long run.Its nice to see innovating games get do well even tho i dont plan to buy it.

TheTwelve3525d ago

If Fable 2 JUST sold 1.5 million worldwide and it's not frowned on, I wonder why people are giving LBP a hard time when it has reached 1 million in such a short time, with the nasty competition, and in this worldwide economy slide.

Good job Sackboy. :)

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ultimolu3525d ago

You know why Twelve? Because it's on the PS3!

Bladestar3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

@TheTwelve - That's because most people in this site (Mostly a Sony fan community) Thought that Fable 2 was going to flop in review and sells... and LBP was going to be the second coming, "The New Super Mario, the YouTube, etc" of gaming.

Also, because Fable 2 is a hardcore gamer game and an RPG... and 1.5 million for an RPG game on the xbox 360 is actually very good.

And LBP which is a casual game which is being hyped like crazy didn't sell better than Fable 2? mmmm.. I guess that's the answer to your question.

You can't expect a game like LBP who's being used to bash the xbox 360... and all the crap said against Fable 2... and when the games are finally released and the opposite happens that no one will say anything...

ultimolu3525d ago

There you go with the *people* Bladestar. Name them. Who said this specifically?

wallace10003525d ago

Note - For the record i am not pointing fingers at anyone in here because i can't actually remember the people on this site that said it the most.
I think people are coming down hard on this game because so many people were saying how LBP was going to drive PS3 adoption through the roof and mark the end of the 360 and so on so forth. I didn't see that happening for games like Fable 2 on this site, i might have missed it though.
Personally i don't care how the game sells because i don't have a PS3, however if i did though i think i would give this game a whirl because it does look different. I don't actually care how any games sell, i just like the play them.

Man_of_the_year3525d ago

Oh Come On Juuken...Don't be so ignorant - you were in the articles and i know you saw and read a ton of HYPE for LBP by Sony Fanboys and Girls like yourself...

don't ask stupid questions that you already know the answers too.

krakdol3525d ago

LBP exceeded the hype, it IS the youtube of gaming and sackboy could well become the new super mario. This has nothing to do with the first month sales. Reviews were stellar, and more and more people are joining the band right now.

With already 1 million sold for a new IP, it's quite enough to allow sackboy to grow.

Mario didn't instantly sell 10 million games in the first day you know..

Why o why3525d ago

they are the same person. yeah, issues

shawnsl653525d ago

everyone knows if LBP was on the Wii, it'd receive diamond status.

N4U3525d ago

LBP has a shot at Cooperstown!

It's the young up-and-cummer that not many know about, but everyone soon will...you know, cuz he has an 18 incher and loads of...well, load.

Words, spoken both eloquently and in an inarticulate manner, will spread like a wildfire, inevitably leading to great sales for the great game that is LPB!

That's my assessment and I'm sticking to it!

PS: !!!

Tarasque3525d ago

First off if you are worrying over sales of a game you have bigger problems to deal with.

ultimolu3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

Just wow Man_of_the_Year. It was bad enough I killed your argument in the RE5 article and now you want me to kill your argument here.

You don't want to see things get ugly, trust me.

Don't worry Why o why...I'm realizing that I'm talking to brick walls here.

Danja3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

if LBP was on the Wii , why do ppl think that the quality of the game would remain the same...?

The graphics wouldn't be stellar
The physics would be mediocre at best
level design would suffer due to hardware limitation
and most of all the best thing about LBP , the online ,would flat out suck...

prunchess3524d ago

When Gears of War came out there was very few games available on the 360. All we really ever played was Tiger Woods and Fifa prior to gears 1.

karlostomy3524d ago

Your rhetoric is about as useful as square wheels on a bicycle.

To all intents and purposes, LBP failed to live up to expectations, exactly as bladestar said. It just makes me sad to see you spin it again and denying the evidence, to justify your fragile ego.

Here, read this and lighten up:
http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...

Marquis_de_Sade3524d ago

I really like LBP, however it clearly isn't the game to push massive amounts of PS3 like many people on here said it would and the sales so far have been dissapointing. I expected it to sell a lot more than fable, considering LBP has mass market appeal whereas Fable 2 is a game that doesn't cater to the core 360 demographic.

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ultimolu3525d ago

Anyone who thought this game was doomed is nothing but a freakin' idiot.

This game is very fun, cute, and innovative. I even made friends while playing it.

Liquid Dust3525d ago

Added about 4 new friends to list while playing online. Im looking forward to seeing what Sony has laid out for advertising LBP next month. I think they should up the ante a little more though than just 1 million, though six figures is quite ample, maybe 4 or 5 mil? hmm?

LuvBurger3525d ago

I sent you another e-mail this morning. Did you get it?

ultimolu3525d ago

I look forward to it as well. I think Sony will be advertising heavily by next month, which is excellent.

Luv Burger: I have to check my email.

BrianC62343525d ago

Isn't it funny how all these reports popped up on the Web talking about poor sales for LittleBigPlanet? Those idiots act like if a game doesn't sell in huge numbers its first week that it will never sell. This isn't the movie business where opening weekend sales matter the most. Some games sell huge on the first day. Others sell well over a longer period. And with the economy the way it is and so many other games coming out I'd say LittleBigPlanet is selling great.

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BrianC62343525d ago

"if you knew anything about the movie industry, you'd know that MOST movies make the majority of their money off of dvd sales, not on opening weekend"

What's that have to do with anything? DVD sales are different from theater sales. That's like comparing used game sales to DVD sales really. I'm talking about when a movie first comes out versus when a game first comes out. DVD sales happen months after the movie is released.

Rhoic3524d ago

"I even made friends while playing it."

Is it hard to make friends on PSN? Lulz sorry, I had too.. you made it too easy XD

Marquis_de_Sade3524d ago

I purchased my PS3 when MGS4 was released, since then I have 4 (yes, just 4....) friends, 1 of whom 1 know in real life and another is an XBL friend. Now to put it in perspective, in the same time period on XBL, I have gone from around 60 on my friends list, to around 90. However, from what I hear, Home will be a mssive boost to the community aspect of PSN.

PS: Sony, please do something to speed up the time it takes to load up someones profile, even my own -_-. And NEW AVATARS! Or at least the option to download our own.

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Nitrowolf23525d ago

This game is fun, im playing right now trying to make a level.
The creativity in this game can get crazy

Nitrowolf23525d ago

I take it the disagree are from the trolls.

Anon19743525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

Yeah, what could they possibly disagree with? Are you actually not making a level right now? Do these people know you and are saying "That's BS! He's actually playing COD right now!"
Or are they saying that creativity never gets crazy? That's it's always sane and rational and never steps outside of the norms?
Maybe they disagree that LBP, or videogames in general are actually fun. Perhaps they're Amish, and came across this article on the computer they use in the barn to track milking schedules. "LBP is not fun, English. Ye want fun? We held a community meeting and decided to disagree to yon post. Hitting rocks with sticks, now that's how ye spend an afternoon!" (Amish people don't say you, they say ye, like stereotypes from the middle ages).

Armyless3525d ago

Haters have been hatin' on LBP since launch. It's the most creative game on the market. I'm enjoying the hell out of it.

Rythrine3525d ago

"I'm enjoying the hell out of it."

Yeah, I can tell. That's all I see you've playing XD

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Omega43525d ago

Never realized Mass Effect was still selling so well in the UK talk about super long legs, also why does Gears 2 get a silver, gold and platinum award when every other games just gets one

As for LBP i dont think anyone believed it was doomed its just that it sold a lot less than many people expected it to including Sony

techie3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

It basically means that it reached each of those milestones in that month. Some of the other titles had reached those milestones in previous months. Eg. Wii Fit reached the 1million milestone in November, but had reached 600k in a previous month :)

Optimus_Prime3525d ago

Silver sales award are given to games that have sold 100k in Europe. That's not that impressive.

Sony fanboys, get over it. Little Big Planet bombed in America, bombed badly in Japan and bombed in Europe.

Sales of 100k+ are not good for a game that was portrayed as one of the PS3 saviors.

Why o why3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

just glad i've something different to play. LBP was never a saviour just a revolutionary throwback type of a game plus the ps3 doesn't/didn't need saving. geese you seem like the negative type. Its like me saying the price drop was 360's saviour;)

Austin_SJ3525d ago (Edited 3525d ago )

I think, according to the article, that the award is given to games that sell over 100k in the UK, that's why he estimates european sales at 300k. Considering that this weeks sales figures aren't in yet, it is possible that it will sell more.

But 300,000 isn't such a bad figure anyway, it's certainly more than Banjo Kazoe, which is a comparable competitor.

Cenobia3525d ago

Yeah sales are way more important to me than how fun a game is.

You're right I should just sell my PS3 and buy a 360 and Gears 2 because they sell more in the US. Thank you for saving me from having fun with the games I enjoy, and getting me to buy things based on what other people buy.

techie3525d ago

Read. UK only. UK represents 25% PlayStation Europe market. So LBP should be at least 400k in Europe alone.

englishgolfer3525d ago

the game was given a silver award for reaching 100k sold copies. actually it is given for a game selling between 100k and 200k in one calender month. granted it might not be up close to the 200k mark but if it was then as england accounts for 25% of sales in europe this puts lbp at 800k sold so far. it's probably not there yet but who knows....

cayal3524d ago

Optimus Prime two things:

PS3 does not need saving, thus doesn't need a 'savior'.

A million sales does not equal bomb (and yes if you do that math it is at a million or close to).

Stop being a fanboy and accept that the game is selling and was a critical success.

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