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Retro City Rampage dev says its best-selling platform was a surprise

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Retro City Rampage has released on PC and a number of consoles since its debut in October last year. Where the indie action-adventure game did best, though, might come as a surprise.

Designer Brian Provinciano said that despite releases on Xbox Live Arcade, Steam, and other platforms, the PlayStation Network provided the most sales. He encouraged people to give the Vita, in particular, a chance.

"Indies should definitely jump onto the PS Vita," he tweeted. "RCR's sold much more on PSN than XBLA and more on PS Vita than even PS3."

Clarifying, he tweeted, "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 there."

Provinciano also mentioned that the game did better on Steam than even XBLA. In addition, he praised Sony and Nintendo as being friendly to indies. (The game comes to WiiWare tomorrow.)

"Sony promoted the game incredibly well, and Vita players are hungry for games! Make them more!"

Indie developers have criticized Microsoft in the past for its treatment of them, but it looks like Sony and Nintendo — as they reach out to smaller gamemakers — are coming out ahead.

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[via Joystiq]

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