LittleBigPlanet debuts at 4th in UK Charts

OK, better put down any drinks, fragile objects or pets you may be holding before you read this. Media Molecule’s gargantuan social platformer LittleBigPlanet has made its debut at 4th place in UK software charts for the week ending November 8.

This rather lacklustre opening may owe as much to the present glut of triple-A releases as it does religious controversy, delayed releases and copyright issues. SackBoy was pipped to the post by fellow heavyweights Fallout 3, FIFA 09 and Gears of War 2.

It’s not been a very good week for PlayStation 3 exclusives: poor old MotorStorm: Pacific Rift crept in with a whimper at number 29. Meanwhile, Nintendo’s rickety roster of Wii hits continued to trump stripling titles, with Wii Fit, Wii Play and Mario Kart Wii throwing sand in the faces of Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Far Cry 2 and Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3.

Full list below (thanks Eurogamer):

1. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
2. FIFA 09 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
3. Fallout 3 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
4. LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
5. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PS2)
6. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
7. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
8. Quantum of Solace (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
9. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
10. Wii Fit (Wii)
11. Wii Play (Wii)
12. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training (DS)
13. LEGO Batman (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
14. Far Cry 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
15. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
16. Fable II (Xbox 360)
17. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii)
18. Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Xbox 360, PS3)
19. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
20. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (DS)
21. Saints Row 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
22. MySims Kingdom (Wii, DS)
23. More Touchmaster (DS)
24. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PC)
25. Nintendogs: Lab & Friends (DS
26. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima (DS)
27. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii)
28. Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Wii, DS, PS2, PSP)
29. MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PS3)
30. Tom Clancy’s EndWar (PS3, Xbox 360)
31. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
32. Dead Space (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
33. Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’09 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii)
34. Mario Kart DS (DS)
35. WALL-E (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
36. SEGA Superstar Tennis (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PS2)
37. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
38. Family Trainer (Wii)
39. Big Beach Sports (Wii)
40. Family Ski (Wii)