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Pachter: LittleBigPlanet could ignite PlayStation 3 hardware sales in Japan

In a note to investors Monday, Wedbush Morgan analyst Pachter said he was particularly impressed with consumer reaction to Sony's LittleBigPlanet, Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4 and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed. "Each game appears to be well positioned to resonate with the Japanese audience," he said of the three titles.

He added, "...We think that LittleBigPlanet will be a console seller in Japan."

LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation 3 is under development by UK-based Media Molecule, which was founded in 2006 by former Lionhead designer and Rag Doll Kung Fu developer Mark Healy. The game incorporates a charming yet technically impressive style, backed up with emergent gameplay and concepts taken from user-centric websites such as YouTube and MySpace.

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TheFatOne3397d ago

STFU Pachter. Every fing day another comment by you. I know your theory if you guess 1000 times maybe one will actually be right. Seriously STFU I'm sick of this guy already. This is the lst time I post anything about one of his 6 million predictions, comments, etc... This guy is just an attention whore.

SmokeyMcBear3397d ago

well i think he gets paid to make predictions...so uh. hes gonna keep doing it as long as he is getting a paycheck for it.. so deal with it and stop being a baby

ShiftyLookingCow3397d ago

Patcher is at it again. More than LBP ever could, I am sure MGS4 will ignite Japanese PS3 sales.

Kulupoo3397d ago

Ya, LBP looks like a great game with all that user generated content, but it don't have the brand name of MGS or FF, I believe LBP will move up the hardware sells, but not by a huge margin.

godofthunder103397d ago

the ps3 will win japan with no problem i'm afraid to say.if anybody seen the tgs on g4 when they asked questions to game writers in japan about the 360 and why it can't seem to sell in japan with the games it has.
they answer was what i've been saying for years and sony fans alway have a smart a** remark saying i was stupid and i didn't know what i was talking about.the writers said that the japanese people are proud of their country and companies from japan and they just want to help their economy out and they just refuse to buy anything that's not made in japan especialy from the U.S.
if i was a sony fan i would've been embarresed or mad as h*ll after hearing this.they want us to buy their stuff but admit that they just want to buy stuff from their own country even if they have something better in another country.well i have nothing to be ashamed about,i always buy american made and support my own economy because like them i'm proud of my country to.
a lot of game fans might not remember when they came out with all the commercials and other advertisement about buying american made to support the U.S because if we don't it will hurt our economy and we wouldn't be the richest country in the world again.well they were right,now japan is,and thanks to all the people in the U.S that buy japan products and hope that an american company fells,and because people bought overseas products instead of products from the U.S they help japan to afford to buy about a quarter of the U.S,h*ll they own most of the companies in the U.S now thanks to them.

malingenie3396d ago

I dont understand the patriotic viewpoint you make, godof thunfer. The Playstation has also been the home of INMENSELY popular American series like GTA and GOW. If they get more japanese games its because they receive/scout more games from Japanese designers, but they dont' cater to just Japanasese.

Sayai jin3397d ago

LBP, from the looks of it is style of gae that will appeal to Japanese gamers.

vaan3397d ago

This game for me is up on my big three list of KZII UT3 and this!
But honestly, it has already been shown through sales studies and such that Japanese gamers like a more 'linear' game style as opposed to 'choose your own path' type of play. So a full 'sandbox' game I would think, will NOT appeal to a huge amount of Japanese gamers.
I hope it does, but I can't see it. I think it will sell millions in Europe/North America/Australasia etc..

mighty_douche3397d ago

LBP will appeal to everyone, young, old, eastern, western... EVERYONE.

Bnet3433397d ago

I'm not really into these kids games, this game looks like it's made for a 10 year old with a creative mind. Don't get me wrong, it looks cute, but I'm too damn hardcore for this kind of stuff.

Sayai jin3397d ago

This artice was about Japan, so my qoute was based on Japan.

HarryEtTubMan3397d ago

I guess that means you're a hardcore gamer because you're used to playing gory, linear, shooters where you're only goal is shooting aliens?... I mean who want's to play a game with limitless potential in user created content where you can create and upload andything you can think of for millions of people to play. THE FORGE LLLMMMMMAAAAOOOO

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