Sony’s ‘LittleBigPlanet 2’ slays the mighty goliath that is ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ to debut at No1.
Developed by UK studio Media Molecule, ‘LittleBigPlanet 2’ is the first in the franchise to achieve top spot in the All Formats Chart. The original PS3 game which launched to much acclaim back in week 45 2008 could only manage No4. Launch week sales of the first and second LittleBigPlanet games are almost identical with the latest game only 95 sales short of the original. ‘Black Ops’ (-15%) has to settle for No2, ahead of ‘Just Dance 2’ (-19%) which is a non-mover at No3. ‘FIFA 11’ (-25%) remains EA’s top selling title this week, despite dropping two places to No4. The launch of EA’s ‘Mass Effect 2’ (+462%) on PS3 can’t propel it ahead of FIFA as it re-enters the Top 40 at No7. Competitive retailer pricing on ‘Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’ (+22%) help push it up two places to No5, while the post Christmas fitness drive shows signs of flagging with ‘Wii Fit Plus’ (-28%) down two places to No6.
The Top 10 is rounded off with ‘Kinect Sports’ (-27%) down three places to No8, ‘Gran Turismo 5’ (-30%) down one place to No9 and ‘Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit’ (-35%) dropping four places to No10.