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Vita's not dead yet: Jetpack Joyride does 475,000 downloads

Vita's not dead yet: Jetpack Joyride does 475,000 downloads
PS Vita has not yet been a global success, but that's not to say there's no addressable audience for the device, at least for core games.

Figures from Halfbrick reveal that Vita owners have downloaded 475,000 copies of its endless run-and-gunner Jetpack Joyride.

That compared to 790,000 downloads on the rather more numerous PlayStation 3.

In both cases, the initial download is free, with additional content unlocked via IAP.

Gunning for more

The versions were developed by Halfbrick's fellow Australian outfit Big Ant, and the Vita version will get a further support with an update adding Twitter support, performance upgrades and a host of user customisation options.

"It's been another incredible month for Jetpack Joyride," said Phil Larsen, Halfbrick's chief marketing officer. "Player support has been sensational, proving without a doubt that Barry Steakfries is a perfect match for the PS3 and Vita."

"We want to extend a massive thanks to the dedicated team at Big Ant for bringing Jetpack Joyride to Sony's passionate and thriving online community. Our amazing fans continue to exceed expectations, paving the way for more exciting releases further down the line."

A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon can turn his hand to anything except hand turning. He is editor-at-large at PG.biz which means he can arrive anywhere in the world, acting like a slightly confused uncle looking for the way out. He likes letters, cameras, imaginary numbers and legumes.

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