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Sony Adding Indie Games Section to PlayStation Store

By - Source: GameSpot | B 8 comments

Sony's pushing for some indie cred.

While Sony may have been outpaced by Microsoft this console generation in terms of sales figures, it's pretty clear that it has one niche market cornered. From Journey to Sound Shapes, Sony's proven that it has a good eye for indie talent.

No doubt vying to boost its indie cred in anticipation for the PS4, Sony has added an Indie Game section on the PlayStation Store. Hopefully, this will be a well-advertised space for indie games to get the spotlight they deserve. Let's not forget that while Xbox Live may have a section for indie games, it's been banished to a place buried under layers and layers of advertising space.

In celebration of the announcement, Sony's offered up some promotions for indie titles. New deals will circulate weekly. Retro City Rampage, the 2D space's Grand Theft Auto, will be half off from May 7 until May 21st; Papa & Yo (the promotional bundle that includes the soundtrack) will be 40% off until the 21st; and Zombie Tycoon II will be free for all PS+ members.

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    nevilence , May 8, 2013 9:14 PM
    Indie games just dont feel so indie anymore, its just another stream like fps or rpg
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    itchyisvegeta , May 8, 2013 10:54 PM
    Indie games is how Apple can have iphones and ipods being a lead gaming mobile machine, outselling more games than the DS and PSP combined, with out even trying to be a gaming machine.
    If you are gonna read that and say, 'I'd rather play games on a dedicated gaming handheld for whatever reason', they aren't targeting you.
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    jldevoy , May 8, 2013 10:57 PM
    MS allowed bedroom coders to release indie games onto the x360, I don't remember Sony doing so.
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    ZeroTrouble , May 8, 2013 11:08 PM
    Yet another party Sony is just a little late too.
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    nevilence , May 9, 2013 1:20 AM
    @itchyisvegeta
    I wasn't saying that at all, I'm saying that Indie games tend not to be little unknowns anymore, they are now a large legit gaming genre. So in turn they seem less indie than they use to be.
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    immanuel_aj , May 9, 2013 3:12 AM
    Well, about time! I hope they manage to attract Japanese Indie (doujin) game makers as well. Now all I have to wait for are regional restrictions on the store to be abolished. >_>
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    tim1935 , May 9, 2013 9:26 AM
    Green light!
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    fulle , May 9, 2013 12:28 PM
    "While Sony may have been outpaced by Microsoft this console generation in terms of sales figures" is a pretty loaded comment, that would be difficult to prove, given sales data that's available.
    Sony sold less hardware than Microsoft in North America, but had stronger sales in Europe and Asia, so overall the PS3 actually sold more hardware. The software sales in North America are generally the strongest, so it's likely Microsoft edged Sony in 3rd party software sales, but Sony had more 1st party software sales.
    So the comment should have been qualified, or left out of the "article".
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