Instead of dropping the price of the Playstation 3, Sony likes to create value bundles. So far, Sony has packaged MotorStorm, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune with the Playstation 3 in North America. So which title should be the next video game to be bundled with the Playstation 3? LittleBigPlanet makes perfect sense due to the following reasons.
Although you can play the game alone, LittleBigPlanet is built around multiplayer. Not only can you run, jump and grab your way through a level together, you can also build custom levels together. Up to four players can join in on the party either offline, online or a combination of both. LittleBigPlanet is, without a doubt, the premier cooperative game for the Playstation 3.
What makes LittleBigPlanet unique for console game is that it offers level sharing between players. Hundreds of thousands of user-created levels are already available. Bundling LittleBigPlanet with the Playstation 3 will further boost of the level count for old players while giving new players a reason to sign up and go online with the Playstation 3.
There is no better showcase for the Playstation Network than LittleBigPlanet. The Playstation 3 exclusive game uses the system’s online services to the fullest extent. Not only can you play and create levels online, you can also share levels. LittleBigPlanet has several robust community features including the ability to rate, report, comment and recommend levels. For that reason, you won’t find a better community on the Playstation 3 than LittleBigPlanet.
The Playstation 3 currently lacks an identity, especially when compared to the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo Wii. LittleBigPlanet gives the Playstation 3 plenty of personality. Not only is it the best exclusive game on the system, Sack Boy is one of the most charismatic video game characters to be created in recent years. In many ways, he is the official mascot for Sony. Therefore, it would make sense to bundle LittleBigPlanet with the Playstation 3.
Bundling LittleBigPlanet with the Playstation 3 will cost Sony money. Fortunately, LittleBigPlanet is already discounted in price due to being on the shelf for a long time. Not to mention that the Playstation 3 exclusive game has a pretty effective DLC structure to recoup the costs. While user-created levels remain free in addition to the occasional free costumes, premium levels and costumes are available for a low fee. It would therefore make the most financial sense for Sony to bundle LittleBigPlanet with Playstation 3.