Sony: LittleBigPlanet is "Going to be a Hardware Seller"
As if they hadn’t already implied it with all of the support they’ve thrown behind the game, Sony has proclaimed that LittleBigPlanet is going to be a system seller. The game hardly conforms to the style of game you normally would associate with “system sellers” like Halo, Gears of War, or Gran Turismo. But LBP has a benefit those games don’t share — it appeals to everyone.
Associate producer Eric Fong told GamesIndustry.biz at Comic-Con last month, “Our target audience is everyone.” With LBP’s mix of depth and easy-to-play gameplay, anyone and everyone can play the game and enjoy different aspects of it. Fong continued, “It’s got enough complexity that people can play it and enjoy it for many hours; at the same time, if you’re just a casual user you can run through and play the game and have fun with it. Everything you see in the developer levels, you can create as the player.”
Because of that, it’s going to attract eyes far and wide. “It’s going to be a hardware seller. Not only do you have the platforming experience that a lot of other games will have, you have this creativity that really is exclusive to LittleBigPlanet,” he claimed, although he did admit the explaining the game to someone represents a significant challenge. “How do you explain the game…without getting your hands on it? It’s a difficult thing to do.”