Sony: LittleBigPlanet to be recalled on global level because of Qur’an content

Friday, 17th October 2008 17:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt


SCEE has just confirmed to VG247 that shipped LittleBigPlanet units are to be recalled on a global level thanks to a licensed track in the game containing two “expressions” from the Qur’an.

It was thought this afternoon that shipped units of the game were to be pulled back in Europe, but the move will be made “worldwide,” Sony’s just told us.

When asked how many units are to be recalled, a SCEE rep said, “We haven’t been given any figures.”

SCEE has made a just made a statement on the issue, saying the game will be delayed as a result of the issue, but hasn’t confirmed a new release date as yet.



  1. Syrok

    This is just ridiculous!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss



    #2 6 years ago
  3. yupyup


    #3 6 years ago
  4. SilentLoner

    religion and money eh two of the biggest flaws in a human beings life.

    waits for flames lol

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    What exactly does it mean by “expressions”…?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Shatner



    There you go Gekidami.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. warlock7

    f allah and his intolerance

    #7 6 years ago
  8. SilentLoner

    Isn’t the singer of the song a Muslim who released this song in a Muslim dominated country?

    This is obsurd!

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen


    YupYup couldn’t have put it better.


    #9 6 years ago
  10. RedPanda

    A mate of mine who isn’t into games, oddly remembered this:

    looks like MS played it safe with that one too.

    interesting how a guy not into games remembered that and i’d never heard of it – although i never had an xbox though. could be a good marketing thing after all? ;-)

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Syrok

    @warlock: I think you are the one who is intolerant. If you read the qur’an you will see that Allah is tolerant.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Gekidami


    I dont see whats so offensive! This is madness!

    #12 6 years ago
  13. [maven]

    Bah. Love the game, but this political correctness is going on my tits. Preorder cancelled, waiting for the bargain bin now.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. RedPanda

    “Obviously MM and Sony together took this very seriously. LBP should be enjoyable by all. So within 12 hours of hearing about this issue involving a lyric (in Somalian, I believe!), we prepared an automatic day 0 patch and had a new disk image ready; however a decision was made within Sony that the right thing to do for quality and support of people with no on-line was to replace existing disks. They assure us that they are doing everything in their power to get things straightened out as fast as possible, and will announce dates soon.”

    Media Molecules blog

    #14 6 years ago
  15. ecu

    Muslims seem to be extraordinarily offended by anything relating to their religion.

    /cartoon says the word ‘Mohammed’
    /offended Muslims burn embassies down

    It’s comical. Until, well, you realise it actually happened. :/ I just can’t relate to them at all.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Shatner

    That’s nothing ecu. You try telling a 360 owner that “Halo ain’t all that”. He’ll put a fatwah on you faster than Aaron Greenberg can say something stupid.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Shatner

    Ah.. this site has slowed to a snail’s pace. Enjoy your ranting folks! I’ll see you around.



    #17 6 years ago
  18. Syrok


    #18 6 years ago
  19. patlike


    #19 6 years ago
  20. David

    The site is pretty much slowed down to a snails pace for me as well.

    You must be getting a shed load of traffic.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Your site is teh popular now!

    #21 6 years ago
  22. patlike

    She cannae take it, cap’n.

    *holds smoking server together with sticky tape*

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    It doesn’t surprise me. I’ve seen you linked all over the web today.

    …and that’s just the pics you did to fund college.


    #23 6 years ago
  24. SilentLoner

    I say again, just patch the damn thing or your gonna have a bomb on your hands, people wouldn’t buy it against established brands

    #24 6 years ago
  25. trav

    *google images patlike*

    *runs to the bathroom*


    #25 6 years ago
  26. trav

    It’s fine to be angry about a game being delayed because of something you yourself do not believe in, but some of the comments on the Eurogamer news story are just plain insulting.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    I’ve seen plenty of utterly retarded comments about this. Including the suggestion of murdering the guy that made the original post on the Sony site.

    If I thought I’d get through I’d try to explain just how utterly hypocritical comments like that are… but I just don’t think they’d get it.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. mortiferus

    Sony is on a roll this generation… and not in a good way.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. patlike

    Site seems to be speeding up a bit now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. patlike

    PT – *flashes ankle*

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Psychotext

    Ankle? Why would I be interested in the appetiser when I’ve already had the main course and looked on in horror at the desert? :P

    #31 6 years ago
  32. mortiferus

    WOW, The EuroGamer comments thread is absolutely revolting! Does anyone evn monitor or moderate the comments over there? Lame…

    #32 6 years ago
  33. mightyhokie

    Hey, if they don’t do it they get blown up by some muslim psychopath. Personally I’d tell them to eat shit and don’t buy the game. Why is so much of the world so quick to bow down to these thugs, goons, and bullies? I know it is fear and I understand that, but people need to stop bowing down and start fighting this kind of intolerant crap. People make fun of Jesus and God all the time, and while Christians and Jews may not like it, they are open to the idea that their faith is strong enough to survive, or they, like me, believe that Jesus and God would have a pretty good sense of humor (example? Nick Cage’s continuing career).
    You are not the only people in the world, muslims. Not everyone fears you. Get used to it or get run over.

    This is crap!

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Oi… it’s one thing insulting Muslims, but you stay the hell away from Nicky Cage.


    …and no mort, there’s virtually no EG moderation on the comments.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Shatner

    Good lord. That thread is ghastly.

    You know, gamers (hey, we’re generalising about cultures here so I see no reason to introduce inconsistencies in our appraisals) are typically so quick to lash out at the subject of their ire that they nearly always end up making themselves look far far worse that whoever it is they’re pointing the finger at.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s a religious group. A politician. A lawyer or some person on TV who made some comment and happens to have a book on Amazon.

    One day, gamers will learn not to make themselves look like intolerant spoiled brats. Until then, you can see why most of the world takes a glance and just disregards the culture as a bunch of bickering kids who can’t be trusted to look after themselves.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. airdom


    Kakuto Chojin was actually a pretty good game, graphically wise it was insane for a last-gen game!


    Be careful!G1GAHURTZ will get angry at you ;)


    Be careful also! i made some comments like this and G1GAHURTZ blasted my ass cuz hes one of them haha.

    im over this shit now though. but whatever!

    #36 6 years ago
  37. mortiferus

    @Shatner. Yes, I looked briefly at the thread again, Wow, new lows… LittleBigRacistplanet.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext


    #38 6 years ago
  39. Syrok

    That’s not very long.

    Still I’m not amused by what two lines in a song can cause.

    And the responses made by some.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    The one thing we don’t know… is how long this shipping part of the process will take. Technically LBP shipped to stores a couple of weeks back so this doesn’t necessarily clarify much.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Syrok

    I suppose it will reach the major stores in a matter of a few days.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    It’s going to be a tough call to please retailers on this one. Everyone is going to have to get a decent level of stock simultaneously or heads will roll.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Blerk

    Holy clusterfuck, Batman! :shock:

    What a shame. :-(

    #43 6 years ago

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