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access_time July 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM in News by Andrew Kent

Developers submitting to Ouya upset at lack of sales


The Ouya was a huge hit when its Kickstarter page launched. People were quite excited at the possibilities of an Android based $100 console. Then it launched. While some expectations were met, others were not.

Developers making games for the Ouya have been disappointed with sales according to Joystiq. Their games sold just under or well below their already low expectations. The developer for Organ Trail said that the Ouya only accounted for 500 sales out of the 400,000 sold across platforms it is available on. Ouch.

Although it wasn’t all that bad for some developers. Matt Thorson, creator of Towerfall, said the Ouya got him 2,000 at $15 each and was above his expectations. Due to the success on Ouya, Thorson will be bringing Towerfall to the PC.

The Ouya has had other complaints on the consumer side as well. Some gamers say that the games are bad ports and poorly designed for use with a controller. While some say that the console has games that they can already get on their mobile device. If the Ouya is to keep up as a competitive console, it needs new IPs and not ports. Hopefully the console will not go down the path of the Wii U and get less and less support from developers. That tiny console still has potential yet.


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