UK Chart: Little Big Planet 2 takes first

The Sackboy-fronted PS3 platformer debuts at number one, bumping Call of Duty: Black Ops to two. The new PS3 version boosts Mass Effect 2 back into the top 10.

PlayStation 3-exclusive Little Big Planet 2 took first place in the UK sales chart following launch on January 21. The Sackboy-fronted DIY platformer bumped Call of Duty: Black Ops from the top spot, which fell to number two with a 15 percent drop in sales. Wii dance title Just Dance 2 held firm in third place, while FIFA 11 dropped to number four.

Mass Effect 2 reentered the top 10 at number 7, thanks to the release of the PlayStation 3 version of the game, after being originally released as an Xbox 360 console exclusive in January 2010. Superpowered massively multiplayer online role-playing game DC Universe Online, available for the PC and PS3, landed at number 10 in its first week, but fell to 22 this week with the PS3 version still representing the lion's share of retail sales for the title.

Return of the Sack.

The UK-developed Little Big Planet 2 was delayed from its original November launch date to ensure fans would get "the best experience imaginable," said Little Big Planet studio Media Molecule. Those fans had Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves to tide them over, at least, with that Move-based multiplayer spin-off released in December.

As well as giving Media Molecule time to put the finishing touches to the game, the shifted launch date served Little Big Planet 2 in the chart stakes. Little Big Planet 2's sales were on par with those of its predecessor, tallying 95 percent of the original game's sales, but it still made the UK number one spot, whereas Little Big Planet debuted at number four in a more competitive week of game releases (Gears of War 2 placed first in November 2008).

Top 10 Entertainment Software (All Prices) - Week Ending January 22, 2011:


1. Little Big Planet 2 (Sony Computer Ent.)

2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)

3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)

4. FIFA 11 (EA)

5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

6. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)

7. Mass Effect 2 (EA)

8. Kinect Sports (Microsoft)

9. Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Ent.)

10. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 ELSPA Ltd for the week ending January 22, 2011.

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21 comments
warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@hungarian gamer LBP2 is all about not growing up.. Quite ironic really :p Brilliant game.

marvel456
marvel456

I guess when people say life is short, it is because the lifespan we have is too short for anyone to play and finish all the online games made

Shardz7
Shardz7

About the only thing this game doesn't have is a Call of Duty level...and that's a GOOD thing! Bravo on a killer production! This is what gaming should be about; FUN.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to hear, the game is so much fun

3D3
3D3

Much deserved.

BibiMaghoo
BibiMaghoo

@ Mackey18 I like LBP2, just not your arguement lol. Ive never made love with another man, but I dont need to try it to know its for gays. Ive never played pokemon either, but I dont need to, to know its for kids.

n8b1979
n8b1979

I just wish I had a Ps3 so I could play it :(

metalgear-solid
metalgear-solid

LBP2 deserves all the success it can get! It's simply amazing, trust me. This is one game you can't go wrong with.

silentsniper321
silentsniper321

i'll buy it when the price goes down. i need money for all the awesome games coming out this year

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

Yes the game deserves it because it is excellent.

random-bob
random-bob

LBP2 is brilliant! But I read on another website that it sold 95 units less, not 95% of the original game's sales - Which is right? (or are they both right, and the game sold about 1900 copies..?)

Mackey18
Mackey18

Little Big Planet 2 deserves this so much. Even though our collector's edition was shocking compared to the US version. LBP2 is a truly fantastic game... 10/10 for me. And to all those people who think it's gay/for kids..... you haven't tried it yet!!

HungarianGamer
HungarianGamer

Wow 6 comments and no COD fanboy said LBP sux! Amazing how the whole world is starting to grow up!

Raheria
Raheria

Good to hear! I loved the first one. Can't wait to get this when I've got a spare second. :)

raphaeljoash
raphaeljoash

and it only took it less than 2 weeks...this just proves how awesome this game is..

Kratos_Kills
Kratos_Kills

Well deserved. LBP2 is really looking better than the first and the first one was amazing.

Just-Adam
Just-Adam

Wow ! A superb game that actually deserves the credit finally dethroned a CoD game .. Almost can't believe it :) Gratz to LBP2 and Media Molecule !

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

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Andy9Beans
Andy9Beans

How many seconds before some idiot says 'LBP sucks, Black Ops is cool' or something equally stupid? ;)