Hooray for indie games!
Sony, in an attempt to jump start PlayStation Mobile, will no longer charge developers the annual $99 membership fee. Part of the reason that PlayStation Mobile needs help is the lack of quality titles available for purchase. Since games purchased on PlayStation Mobile can be played on either PS Vita or certified Android devices (Sony or HTC only), the service is often in direct competition with Google Play, which offers a greater variety at lower prices.
One of the primary selling points of games on PlayStation Mobile is that once you’ve bought the game, it is playable on multiple mobile devices (assuming you own a Vita and a Sony/HTC smart phone). The problem with this is that, of the available Android devices, only a small portion are Sony or HTC.
Hopefully Sony’s dropping the annual developer’s fee helps boost the quantity and quality of games available on PlayStation Mobile, but what the service really needs is greater availability. More devices!