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LittleBigPlanet Vita hits retail early

Submitted by on Sunday, 16 September 2012No Comment

 LittleBigPlanet Vita hits retail earlyIn fact, LittleBigPlanet Vita hit retail under the directive of Sony well before the North American 25 September street date. We are unsure if this is the case in the European or UK markets, but EU PlayStation Blog announced their street date as 19 September and there it shall remain.

Eric Levine, SCEA PR Manager, stepped up onto the PlayStation Blog to say that “production on LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita was completed earlier than expected, and due to the excitement from our retail partners, some have decided to put it on shelves as soon as the product was received.” This is not a normal thing to occur in the gaming industry unless the release date was pushed back initially, which was originally known as June.

The LittleBigPlanet Twitter account has been answering follower questions all weekend. Of the many questions, the most notable answers are that LittleBigPlanet Vita global release dates remain unchanged as a whole and the digital version will hit the NA PlayStation Store on 25 September. Also, all PS3 costumes are compatible with LittleBigPlanet on Vita.

Performing a quick GameStop inventory search for LittleBigPlanet Vita in your area may prove that it is available in their stores. Though 9 out of 10 times, their inventory is a day or more behind. Giving them a call would be your best bet. The LittleBigPlanet Vita game card is $39.99 in retail and when it hits the PlayStation Store on 25 September, the digital version will likely receive the standard 1st part digital download discount of 10%.

This is easily going to be one of the highest rated Vita games of the year and a tough title to beat all around. Metacritic has it currently scored at 88 out of 100 with 25 positive reviews and zero mixed or negative reviews. You’ll have to wait until the official release date countdown timer expires to post user scores. Do you plan to pick up LBP on Vita? Tell us where you scored your copy in the comments section below.