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US sales figures for LBP and more revealed

Tomb Raider, POP fail to pull in the crowds.

Gamasutra has published some new NPD figures which shed more light on sales of certain software titles.

Turns out 611,00 copies of LittleBigPlanet were sold in the US between its release in October and the end of the year. (Sony, you'll recall, has previously put worldwide sales at 1.3 million.)

Sales of Resistance 2 fell by 45 per cent in the month after its November release, totalling 598,000 at the end of December. Gamasutra predicts it'll outsell the first game (of which 757,000 copies were shifted in just over a year) within the next few months.

More than 1.076 million boxed copies of Metal Gear Solid 4 have been shifted since the game launched last June. That's boxed, mind - loads more were sold as part of hardware bundles.

Bad news for Eidos - by the end of 2008, just 246,000 copies of Tomb Raider: Underworld had been sold in the US. And that's the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii versions put together. It must have proved jolly popular elsewhere though, what with Eidos estimating worldwide sales to be 1.5 million. That's Eidos, mind.

Prince of Persia did a bit better, with 483,000 copies shifted. (That's still not as many as Assassin's Creed the year before, which managed to hit the 1.87 million mark - albeit with a two-week head-start.)

Gamasutra calculates that the Xbox 360 version of POP proved most popular by a margin of about 30,000 units, but points out that, "This is notable, given the installed base for the Xbox 360 is more than twice that of PlayStation 3." Noted.

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