Indie dev tops Vita digital chart with Escape Plan

Indie dev tops Vita digital chart with Escape Plan

By Rob Crossley

March 14th 2012 at 12:50PM

New handheld games enter Sony's February league table

Fun Bits, the Washington-based indie start-up studio, has topped the PS Vita digital games chart with its acclaimed puzzle title Escape Plan.

Sony’s new handheld has already made some impact on the consolidated PSN Store chart, with two digital Vita games elbowing space is a table traditionally dominated by PS3 games.

Escape Plan debuted at number four in total for February; three positions above the other Vita entrant Super Stardust Delta – another game developed independently at Finland outfit Housemarque.

Meanwhile, Rovio’s Angry Birds for PSP and PS3 held firm at eight position.

No Sony WWS Vita games made the list, though its XDEV and Santa Monica teams had helped various indies bring their games to the new handheld.

Many internally developed Vita games, such as Uncharted and Wipeout, were available both at retail as well as through the PlayStation Store.

Fun Bits (pictured), founded in Seattle in 2010, has gradually scaled up its workforce with developers hailing from the likes of Lionhead, Pandemic and Blizzard.

The full PSN all-format top ten:

1. The Simpsons Arcade Game (PS3)
2. Gotham City Imposters (PS3)
3. The House of the Dead 3 (PS3)
4. Escape Plan (Vita)
5. Shank 2 (PS3)
6. NFL Blitz (PS3)
7. Super Stardust Delta (Vita)
8. Angry Birds (PS3/PSP)
9. Super Stardust Delta: Interstellar Bundle (Vita)
10. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition (PS3)