LittleBigPlanet, MGS4 Lifetime Sales Data Unearthed

Sales data pertaining to some of last year's more ambitious titles has been revealed by the NPD Group, including the launch-to-date sales of PlayStation 3 exclusives Metal Gear Solid 4 and LittleBigPlanet.

Media Molecule's unique platformer LittleBigPlanet (PS3) managed to sell 611,000 copies in the US following its launch in October, according to data obtained by Gamasutra. Coming in just under that figure was Insomniac's shooter Resistance 2 (PS3), which has sold 598,000 copies since its November launch.

Kojima Productions' Metal Gear sequel (PS3) sold just over 1 million copies in the US last year. The title moved 775,000 units during its launch month of June, with 301,000 sales accumulated in the second half of the year.

Meanwhile, Ubisoft's Prince of Persia (X360, PS3, PC) shifted 483,000 units over the holidays, while Eidos' Tomb Raider: Underworld (X360, PS3, Wii, PC) managed only 246,000 sales in the US [This data does not include PC sales.] Eidos recently claimed that Underworld has sold over 1.5 million units worldwide, implying that the majority of its sales were seen outside of the US.