Considered the game that will win the console wars for Sony and offer a mascot to match the renowned Mario, LittleBigPlanet seems to be going down rather than up for no apparent reason. Recently we have announced that Sony was pleased with the 84,000 LBP levels created by the players even though, after all, the numbers are kind of low.
Things got worse, though, when sales reports showed that LittleBigPlanet fell through the charts drastically to number 19 behind low profilers like Wii Music or two years-old Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training! The first week was not great for Sony’s life vest either, with LBP reaching the fourth place before hits like Fallout 3 and Gears 2.
However, Sony does not appear to be upset by the numbers at all. On the contrary, talking to Eurogamer they admitted to be quite pleased with the sales, having in mind that now it’s an “incredibly volatile” period and the sales reflect that.
“We’re really pleased with the initial reaction to LittleBigPlanet, which has been our highest scoring game ever, I believe, with a Metacritic score of 95 per cent and a huge list of 10/10s or 100 per cent scores. We are also pleased with its commercial performances” said a spokesperson.
Volatile times or not, though, the 19th place in the charts two weeks after launch, behind games that are either much older or never received a perfect score should be a strong enough reason for Sony to worry. Or maybe it’s just the fact that people are planning to buy LBP as a Christmas present and sales will soon skyrocket. We’ll see.
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