Sony hopes LittleBigPlanet will sell more than GT5 Prologue
- Posted May 7th, 2008 at 11:17 EDT by Michael Harradence
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) President David Reeves has said that the company is hoping Media Molecule’s upcoming LittleBigPlanet will generate more sales at retail than Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
Prologue, developed by Polyphony Digital, became the fastest selling PlayStation 3 title to date upon its release in March this year, and contributed to a 14 per cent rise in PS3 hardware sales at the time.
However, Reeves expects LittleBigPlanet to surpass the popular racing title, telling Gamesindustry.biz: "We're hoping sales will be higher than GT5 Prologue.”
The quirky has already been pegged by analysts as a system seller, noting that it will likely appeal to a demographic that has yet to be explored by both Microsoft and Nintendo.
SCEJ President, Kazuo Hirai, commented: "[LittleBigPlaneet] will completely revolutionaise the way gamers interact with their games, especially through the community functions and the ability to interact with LittleBigPlanet lovers around the globe.”
LittleBigPlanet is due for release in October 2008.