Critics of Sony’s advertising campaign for LittleBigPlanet pointed to the game’s supposed lackluster sales. The game may have had a slow start, but word of mouth has propelled the PlayStation 3 favourite to the status of best-seller.
With over two million user-created levels uploaded since the game’s release in late-2008, most believe that the game’s sales must be around that number or even lower. The fact is that not all LittleBigPlanet players created levels, which is evidenced by the game’s worldwide sales. Sony today confirmed that Media Molecule’s first PS3 game has sold over three million copies.
Media Molecule hopes to promote increased creation from the community with LittleBigPlanet 2, facilitating the creation of genres beyond just platforming. Out later this year, we hope LittleBigPlanet 2 will have as much success as its predecessor.