LittleBigPlanet is arguably the most creative and innovative videogame available at the moment, it garnered massive praise and even managed to sell fairly well, considering it wasn't exactly a major franchise and its value is dependent on those of the determined and not-lazy kind. Well, there's word that overseas in the United Kingdom, a copy of LBP can be had for as little as £10.
MCVUK is reporting that online retailers such as DVD.co.uk and Amazon.co.uk are selling LBP for £10.89 and £12.99 respectively, and that's quite a bargain considering the original retail price as £44.99. And before the doom and gloomers come out of the woodwork, make note that this price drop seems exclusive to just these two retailers, and that this is being done after the game sold over two million copies worldwide.
When trying to confirm these prices as truth, we discovered that DVD.co.uk doesn't have a listing for LBP anymore, leading us to assume that the price drop was done intentionally to liquidate a small amount of stock. On the other hand, Amazon.co.uk still has copies of the game available for £12.99, in addition to a plethora of other majorly discounted high profile games, including Resistance 2, Fallout 3, Mirror's Edge, Bioshock, MotorStorm 2, and even a £10 price-drop for Killzone 2. A Sony representative did have some words to offer to MCVUK, though:
“In general the retail environment is very tough at present, but the positive consequence is that when consumers are feeling the need to monitor their spending there are still some attractive deals to be had if people shop around,” said the Sony spokesperson.
“It is commonly accepted that in times of economic hardship, people value their entertainment. And the multiple hours of entertainment value represented in a video game can makes games a more attractive purchase, especially at a discounted price.”
Whatever the case may be, all we know is that these are some massive bargains. And for whatever it's worth, EB Games here in the states still charges $60 for a copy of LBP. So UK gamers, stock up!