Yoshida: “LittleBigPlanet will be the biggest title for Sony in all markets this year”
posted on 09.01.08 at 11:02 AM EDT by (@salromano)

Sony Worldwide Studios Boss Shuhei Yoshida is predicting that Media Molecule’s upcoming and very highly anticipated LittleBigPlanet will be the biggest game on the PLAYSTATION 3 for all Sony markets, including Japan.

“LittleBigPlanet is going to be the biggest title for Sony in all markets this year,” he said.

“History tells us how difficult it is for games developed in Europe or in the US to be successful in Japan, and with this generation we see Japanese consumer supporting more and more games coming from western Europe,” Yoshida added.

The game will be one of the biggest games on the PLAYSTATION 3, but also one of the biggest across all three next-gen consoles.

“It’s massively important, because it has so many things that it’s doing right in our minds,” he told us.

“That really shows the way the whole industry will be heading. Giving power to the consumers to express their creativity by creating something that’s fun for others to play. So we really want to make it a global success, including the Japanese market.”

We’ll see this Ocober.

[Yoshida: ” LittleBigPlanet will be the biggest title for Sony in all markets this year”]

  • incredibilistic

    The biggest differentiator for LBP is that it doesn’t really cater to any specific region, class, gender, age group or any other socioeconomic classification. It’s all about creativity and how far we can tap into that tank of imagination we all have.

    This isn’t an FPS with Western ideals or an RPG with religious references or jokes most of the world will never understand. It might sound cliche’ but LBP could be the first game that really caters to everyone and neither MS nor Nintendo have anything even remotely close to this type of game (although I’m sure someone will try and copy it and fail miserably).

    Having said all that, for Sony’s sake hope this game does turn out to be all that it’s supposed to. I don’t doubt for one second that it won’t be a hit but will the phenomenon last beyond 2008?

  • josh1122

    ill give it about 5-6 months and then no one will remember it, even though im getting it, interest wont last longer than that