Could LittleBigPlanet give PS3 a sales boost in Japan?
Currently the PlayStation 3 sits firmly at the 2nd place position in Japanese console sales. Being outsold by the Nintendo Wii by a margin of 4 to 1, Sony is looking for the right content that may close the gap or better yet, drive PS3 sales past the Wii in the region. LittleBigPlanet, a PlayStation 3 exclusive developed by Media Module, could be the veiled story of success for the PlayStation 3.
Last month at the Tokyo Game Show, a huge range of titles for the PS3 were shown. However, LittleBigPlanet in particulat stood out to Wedbush Morgan analyst Pachter:
"Each game appears to be well positioned to resonate with the Japanese audience," when taling about LittleBigPlanet, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Assassin’s Creed, "...We think that LittleBigPlanet will be a console seller in Japan."
LittleBigPlanet is an inimitable game that puts emphasis on creation and user distribution similar to websites such as Youtube. The game allows players to expand their minds to create challenging environments with obstacles and goals and then allow other users within the LittleBigPlanet network to play through them. There is no set release date for LittleBigPlanet in Japan, however, the game is slated for release in the US in early 2008.
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