Okay, so maybe it's not the massive sales blockbuster Sony had hoped for, but perhaps it's just a slow starter. And besides, the latest numbers really aren't too shabby at all.
Kaz Hirai had a number of interesting stats to toss around at CES 2009 yesterday, and that includes the announcement of 85% of PS3 owners being online . Well, here's another one: in a LittleBigPlanet update, Hirai says they've sold about 1.3 million copies worldwide, although we can't be 100% certain of the sales numbers in each region. It's still pretty impressive, and Hirai added that users have created over 300,000 new levels…which equates to over two total years of play time. Are there some LBP addicts out there, or is everyone really diving into the player-oriented construction aspects of the game? Well, whatever the reason, we have to call Media Molecule's little platformer that could a legitimate success, even if it never approaches the astronomical sales totals of games like GTAIV and MGS4. And we're very happy to see more gamers out there reward the developers for such a wonderfully accomplished title; it's not every day that you get something like this. And besides, for all you out there who always whine about "no originality" in this generation, well…pay attention!
And remember, because LBP is essentially whatever you want it to be, and it appears as if Sony might actually keep promoting it, this is one game that might never "top out" in terms of sales. Sales will slow down, of course, but it'll be interesting to see how far it can go…
Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet