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News LittleBigPlanet sales continue to disappoint

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Dec 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Narishma

    Narishma New Member

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    I think the problem of LBP is that it's a hardcore game marketed as a casual one. So hardcore gamers that would be interested in it only see a childish game from the ads.
     
  3. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Wonder what Sony PR will blame it on since piracy on the PS3 is apparently negligible.
     
  4. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    The problem of LBP is that it's a PS3 exclusive. Period.
     
  5. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I had never heard about it before a few news article on bit - that in itself is a fairly major problem.
     
  6. chrisuk

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    Yeah, LBP's problem is that it's a PS3 exclusive....combine that with the shockingly high cost of the console given the economic climate and the cost of say, the 360, and it was always going to be a c**p Christmas for Sony.
     
  7. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    I know a "little big adventure" for the PC from a few years ago.
     
  8. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    I actually don't understand the advertising
    ...don't have the foggiest what this game is about (based on the TV and print advertisements)

    Maybe as a Gamer I'm not the target audience though.

    I'll have to read your review, hadn't seen it.
     
  9. lewchenko

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    Also, the only people I know who have bought it are women ! (Two of them) !

    Conclude from that what you will (in game : dress up your character, paint stickers on things etc)... Hmmm. A great platformer but with too much a hint of Barbie perhaps ?
     
  10. bilbothebaggins

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    So that means it's the best-selling PS3 title in the UK?

    I always though the installed base for Wii/xbox/pc is a lot larger respectively than that for PS3. How would anyone expect a PS3 game to outsell the others then?

    (The game does look awesome, but that's certainly no reason to buy a PS3 if I don't have one)
     
  11. Atomic

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    Ditto, from the TV adverts you seem to be able to make world's and walk about them making things do stuff...
     
  12. Zut

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    I love to get LBP but given how much money I sank into my PC theres no way I'm getting a PS3, especially just for one game.

    Also I only one ONE person who actually has LBP (a woman, incidentally!).

    Sorry Sony.
     
  13. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    That was more than a few years ago...I remember it when I bought my first PC running Windows 3.1. Epic times.

    And one of the faults is that it's exclusive. I recall saying to the missus the other night, that if it was on the 360, i'd be tempted to give it a crack, but I can't justify buying a PS3 for a game that might turn out to be good.
     
  14. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Because it was a very major release and those kind of releases are expected to sell bucket loads. This was a game that almost every PS3 owner was expected to buy, which would have stomped the other games sales, even if it's on the PS3.
     
  15. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    We were having a chat about this at work the other day, we concluded right game, wrong platform. Had this been on the Wii, it would have sold millions and millions and millions. PS3 owners are probably not into platformers. It's a gross generalisation, but it's also probably true. And this prejudice will probably put them off the game regardless of how good it is. Wii owners would have snapped it up in a milisecond.
     
  16. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I just think it's too much effort to make the levels and stuff. Hence why I'm not buying
     
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    If this game was on the Wii it would be a best seller, casual game on a core gamer console, when only the core gaming public have purchased a PS3, because its too expensive for the casual maket
     
  18. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    If I had the money, This would be the game that would make me buy a PS3.

    You're right, Ben, about the platform though. If it was a Wii game, it would have done much better.
     
  19. D3s3rt_F0x

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    Agreed I wouldnt want it if I had a PS3, why would I want to spend all my time making levels? Why would that attract normal consumers as well? They want to pick up and play not faff about, so I wouldnt say it gets any market.

    Still isnt a killer game on the PS3 yet.
     
  20. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    on multiformat games 360 99% of the time out sell PS3.
    which shows that PS3 games in general dont sell well, or PS3s for that matter
     
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