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Sony and Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 has entered the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart at No.1, but failed to outsell the week one total of the first game in the series.

According to GfK ChartTrack, 2008's LittleBigPlanet sold 95 more copies than the sequel managed last week.

Black Ops is kicked down to No.2, ahead of Just Dance 2 at No.3, FIFA 11 at No.4 and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood at No.5.

Mass Effect 2 re-enters the chart at No.7 thanks to the newly released PS3 version - combined sales up 462 per cent week-on-week.

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2010 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 3, 2011

1. LITTLEBIGPLANET 2
2. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
3. JUST DANCE 2
4. FIFA 11
5. ASSASSIN'S CREED: BROTHERHOOD
6. WII FIT PLUS
7. MASS EFFECT 2
8. KINECT SPORTS
9. GRAN TURISMO 5
10. NEED FOR SPEED: HOT PURSUIT
11. JUST DANCE
12. THE SIMS 3
13. DANCE CENTRAL
14. FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS
15. ART ACADEMY
16. WII PARTY
17. RED DEAD REDEMPTION: UNDEAD NIGHTMARE
18. WII SPORTS RESORT
19. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2011
20. WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2011

VideoGamer.com Analysis

LittleBigPlanet 2 secured the No.1 spot - the first game only managed fourth place - but sales were down, albeit marginally over the first game. It's worth noting that LBP launched on a Wednesday, giving it two extra days at retail over the sequel, but the sequel's failure to achieve better sales has to go down as a disappointment.

The loveable platformer's stay at the top is unlikely to extend into a second week, with EA's Dead Space 2 fully expected to dismember poor Sackboy and any other game which gets in its way.

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Stegosaurus-Guy-II's Avatar

Stegosaurus-Guy-II

I believe the first LBP came out the same day as Fallout 3, which probably dropped potential sales and LBP2 coming out the same day as Mass Effect 2 in the middle of January probably isn't the best date either.
Posted 07:52 on 25 January 2011
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dudester

I thought it was one of those games that did alright in europe but the sales in Yank land let it down?
Posted 22:58 on 24 January 2011
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Woffls@ Kreia

Of course it's a disappointment.

Mm release a spectacular game with more ambition than the rest of 2008's titles, and it sells okay but not exceptionally well. They release a sequel over 2 years later, hoping that it will get more people to notice what a great concept LBP is, and it sells EXACTLY the same number of copies. One of the most ambitious titles of this generation actually manages to get a sequel, and it doesn't improve on the previous iteration's sales. How is that not a disappointment?
Posted 22:56 on 24 January 2011
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Kreia

This has got to be one of the most un-necessary sensationalist articles ive ever read in the history of gaming journalism.

This game hit number one at the uk charts, and because of a difference of a mere marginal 95 copies, despite the game arriving two days short of its predecessor.

And for some reason you think that holds enough ground to make an article about it slamming it as some disappointment? Really? If anything you could have waited the two more days to give a full side-by-side analysis, but im guessing it would have lost the "sensationalist" factor.
Posted 17:14 on 24 January 2011
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mikejosh1978

Glad my Tv busted , by the time i get a new one LBP2 will be half price at least and i will be saving a few quid .I liked not loved the original and having it free with Ps+ was good but having to restart from scratch was annoying .
Sales being down = poor economy and lets face it LBP maybe a poster boy for Sony but its not seen as a hardcore gamers title like the forthcoming KZ3 , Uncharted 3 and infamous2 .
Posted 11:35 on 24 January 2011

Game Stats

Release Date: 21/01/2011
Developer: Media Molecule
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: Platformer
Rating: PEGI 7+
Site Rank: 771 24
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