The lights are on
Despite the bad rap that PlayStation Vita has been getting
as of late, developer Brian Provinciano (creator of Retro City Rampage) says
that indie developers should give the system a second look. He also says that
the Vita version of RCR has been the most successful.
In a tweet he sent today, Provinciano stated: "Indies
should definitely jump onto the PS Vita. RCR's sold much more on PSN than XBLA
and more on PS Vita than even PS3."
After some of his followers asked questions regarding
whether that included versions of RCR released for free to PlayStation Plus
subscribers, he responded: "This doesn't include PS Plus. It's _SOLD_ far
more on PSN than XBLA. With PS Plus, there are a bajillion more copies out
He also compared PSN sales to RCR's Steam sales:
"Steam's done far better than XBLA too, but PSN has still done the
He also appeared critical of Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade,
tweeting, "[It took] two bouts of 6+ months of pitching, paperwork,
negotiation just to get onto XBLA. It's absurd. They don't make it easy."
and added, "It cost more to do the XBLA version than all other SKUs
combined. Made more on all other platforms. XBLA: 'a learning
Conversely he praised both Nintendo and Sony saying,
"Nintendo's great to work with. Both Sony and Nintendo are welcoming to
It's interesting, and definitely echoes what we've heard
from other indie devs, who seem more and more disenchanted with Xbox Live
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