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Sony Launches New "Indie" Category On PSN Store

Finally, a showcase for PlayStation's lesser-known games.

Sony has announced that this week they’ll be introducing a new ‘indie‘ category to the PlayStation Store, answering the requests of both developers and customers.

Andrew Parsons, Director of Publisher and Developer Relations at SCEE says that the new category is “an exciting space where indie content can receive additional exposure” and “an opportunity to showcase the best of these great games for PS3 and PS Vita.”

The new category will be continually updated with new games and discounts, and will launch with a generous 50% discount on VBlank’s Retro City Rampage.

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14 Comments
  1. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    when ms seem to be marginalising indie content it’s a great time for sony to be highlighting it.

    and RCR for half price?
    nice.

    is RCR a cross buy title? i can’t remember.
    of course even if it is, i’ll only be able to play the PS3 version as i don’t have a Vita, yet.

    Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 15:33.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Nintendo & Sony are both proactively chasing (yes, actually chasing) indie content, not just shifting copies of whatever floats their way.

      I’m sure Microsoft won’t give it short change, but from what we know about the Xbox reveal so far – Battlefield 4 & CoD Ghosts & maybe a tease for next Halo will take centre stage

      Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 15:41.
    • Kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      Yupp it’s cross buy.

      Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 16:51.
  2. matthangzhou
    Member
    Since: Sep 2010

    Great news. I have 5 quid still in the wallet and wanted this. Managed to resist unfinished swan. Too many games!

    Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 15:57.
    • matthangzhou
      Member
      Since: Sep 2010

      Also how much is RCR after discount?

      Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 16:40.
      • Kivi95
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        I think it’s £4.49

        Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 16:52.
      • matthangzhou
        Member
        Since: Sep 2010

        Cheers kivi

        Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 18:00.
  3. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Love this, but hopefully the titles will appear in their relevant genre categories too so that people who eschew ‘indie’ titles can still stumble across the gems.

    Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 16:30.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Completely agree. Cross-sell, for god’s sake!

      Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 16:56.
    • coruscant
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      Pretty sure they confirmed that in a reply the comments.

      Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 17:08.
  4. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Great idea! Will be sure to have a browse through this.

    Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 16:37.
  5. rSp8
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    About time. I’ve had a folder in the Games section of my XMB titled “Indies” for ages.

    Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 17:06.
  6. coruscant
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    Yeah, Andrew Parsons commented:
    “No ghettos – this is a showcase window in addition to the usual promotions and availability throughout the main areas of the Store.”

    Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 17:10.
  7. rht992
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Very cool. I get lost on the store looking for smaller titles all the time so this’ll be a big help.,

    Comment posted on 07/05/2013 at 19:22.