Posted on May 7, 2008,

Sony Expects LittleBigPlanet to Outsell GT5 Prologue

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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has been a huge success, particularly in Europe, but Sony has told GamesIndustry.biz that it expects LittleBigPlanet to outsell the first significant GT game to come out in over three years. (Sorry, Gran Turismo HD simply doesn’t count.) I don’t think anyone is doubting the success of LBP, but outselling Gran Turismo is no small task.

“We’re hoping sales will be higher than GT5 Prologue,” said SCEE prez David Reeves. Kaz Hirai also spoke at this week’s PlayStation Day, and was quite high on the game.

“These are genre-defining titles, something we’re very proud of, and just one facet of the rapidly growing world of PlayStation,” said Kaz Hirai, president of SCEA.

“[LittleBigPlanet] will completely revolutionise the way gamers interact with their games, especially through the community functions and the ability to interact with LittleBigPlanet lovers around the globe,” he added.

So, anyone want to place any bets? How many sales do you expect to see LBP sell in its first few months at retail?

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2 Comments on Sony Expects LittleBigPlanet to Outsell GT5 Prologue

Jay

On May 8, 2008 at 7:58 am

6 Million and make 400 million dollars baby! When is this coming out? I don’t have a PS3 yet, but I will get it when MGS comes out.

Norbit

On May 8, 2008 at 8:07 am

I doubt it will outsell prologue initially (I think Prologue is at 1.5m + downloads) but I think it will do over a few years.