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Of course its a success.



 

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poster that said the demographic wouldn't suit PS3 n LBP wouldn't cross 500K
oh there were MANY of these



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Dallinor said:

Define Success.

We can only make assumtions as to whether it's profitable or not (Personally I would imagine it's making Sony millions.) Lifetime sales should see it roll by the 2.5 million mark. Taking a quick look at the sales charts of other new IP's on the PS3 shows that LBP is selling well in comparison. At a sales level of over 2 million I also think it has a great chance of now becoming a franchise.

Sony themselves have reportedly remarked that they hope it will sell along the lines of GT5:P. Time will tell if it has the legs or not.

It would be the easiest thing in the world to jump on the claims of some posters that the game would be 'Huge' instead of taking a few steps back and looking at the other details. Among them the fact that there were other posters predicting the game would essentially flop.

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mibuokami said:
ZenfoldorVGI said:
sega4life said:

For the hype it got = NOPE


For being a new IP = YEP

 

Exactly. You need to add conditions, like, "for a PS3 game" or "for a new IP."

You can't say "LBP was a huge success saleswise" and not add a condition, or you'd be purposefully misleading whoever you were trying to convince.

We have to judge these things relatively.

Sure, even without conditions, LBP is a success, you could call it that. However, leaving out any conditions would be purposefully remiss and non-descript.

I could easily say that "Ninja Gaiden 2 is a fantastic game." However, that's not really telling the whole story is it? It's not really a lie, and it is certainly my opinion, but I feel I would be being a bit biased if I told that to a n00b.

Same thing with LBP having "amazing success in the sales arena."

Then Mario Kart Wii is setting in the bar, and wtf. I get busted out as a liar.

The hype train praise LBP as a fantastic game, a pioneer of innovation in gaming and at the same time a link to video game's forgotten pass. Most media agree, praising it for delivering everything it had promise and more, although personally it was not to my taste (I still bought it).

With regards to the sale however, most of the sensible crowd had predicted 3mil+ life time sale which was an achievable and very sensible estimate, especially when it was widely known well before the launch that the game would be heavily bundled.

 

 

It might have delivered what it promised, but it certainly didn't deliver more. Even previewers were promising the best game of all time, and I certainly don't think it managed that. It couldn't possibly have delivered "more" than what it promised. However, this is, as always, the pitfall of being overhyped...by fans, journalists, and Sony themselves.

As to the genre, it's a different type of game. It's Tetris good, not Zelda good. It's not rocket science. Instead of trying to create a perfect game, it created a cool, fun, and simple engine, and decorated it with some very nice graphics and artstyle. It's more linerider/WorldofGoo, and less Bioshock, Planescape Torment, and MGS4.

Of course, without even pretending this is just an opinion, most of us here prefer the narrative, complex, amazingly detailed open world gameplay of a MGS4 or Zelda, to puzzle type scenerio gameplay. However, we do respect greatness in any genre of game, and thus LBP is fantastic and amazing...it's just not most people's favorite.

I hope that explains things better.



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LBP is a success for being a great game! Moreover, the game is selling very well despite what a lot of people said months ago. LBP GOTY!



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its something new, thats how its a success. the sales arent as good as we all expected but their pretty decent.



 

 

 

 

The "lower than expected" sales, IMO, don't reflect the quality nor innovation, yes it's innovative, of LBP. I think it's more along the lines of it couldn't sell better in this situation due to the high price point of the PS3. LBP would have sold lots more but people just couldn't afford the system, which was understandable. However, LBP was advertised, recieved excellent reviews/word of mouth so why else didn't it sell more...because a $400 console isn't welcoming to lots of parents during a recession of this nature AND with other options that will suffice: Xbox 360 & Wii, remember, those two systems still offer plenty. I say, in lieu of all these circumstances against LBP, it still sold nearly 2mill in 3 months as a new IP, on a $400 console. For that, it's a success regardless of a few outlandish predictions from a few fans and NOT from MM/Sony. Answer to OP: YES it was a great success.



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
The "lower than expected" sales, IMO, don't reflect the quality nor innovation, yes it's innovative, of LBP. I think it's more along the lines of it couldn't sell better in this situation due to the high price point of the PS3. LBP would have sold lots more but people just couldn't afford the system, which was understandable. However, LBP was advertised, recieved excellent reviews/word of mouth so why else didn't it sell more...because a $400 console isn't welcoming to lots of parents during a recession of this nature AND with other options that will suffice: Xbox 360 & Wii, remember, those two systems still offer plenty. I say, in lieu of all these circumstances against LBP, it still sold nearly 2mill in 3 months as a new IP, on a $400 console. For that, it's a success regardless of a few outlandish predictions from a few fans and NOT from MM/Sony. Answer to OP: YES it was a great success.

 

 so if lbp was made for another cheaper console you think it could of sold over 5 million?



 

 

 

 

BTFeather55 said:

I just found out that Little Big Planet has passed Ratchet and Clank Future in sales. Does this mean LBP is now a success? Little Big Planet = 1.89 million sold, Ratchet and Clank Future - 1.57 million sold.

Every few days some one makes a posasking if LBP is a success, or if it can now be considered a hit . . .

If you have to keep asking, it probobly wasn't much of a hit.

I played the game a bunch on my sisters fiances ps3.  It's so vastly overrated its amazing, talk about a game no one will remember in a few years.  you can find games like it online very easily.

 



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Of course its a success, the legs on the game are awesome, 3 million is a given...after that, who knows



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