Sony launches Indie Games channel for PlayStation Vita
Sony Computer Entertainment is expanding its fledgling PlayStation 3 Indie Games online channel to the PlayStation Vita handheld, a move to help gamers more efficiently identify titles from up-and-coming publishers.
The PlayStation Vita Indie Games channel kicks off with 53 games, including the new Hotline Miami, Spelunky, Terraria, Luftrausers and Counter-Spy, all available for download from Sony's PlayStation Store. Indie developers are currently working on more than 50 additional PS Vita titles, the consumer electronics giant added.
"At PlayStation, we're proud to support indie development, and our unrestrictive policies make it easier than ever for developers to launch games on PS Vita," said Don Mesa, Sony Computer Entertainment America's Director of Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation.
Sony released the PlayStation Vita to U.S. consumers in early 2012. A Wi-Fi-only version of the portable gaming device is priced at $249, with a 3G/Wi-Fi edition priced at $299. AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is Sony's exclusive mobile broadband connectivity provider in the U.S.
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