Ouya’s Failure Exemplified By Miserable Sales Of 'Best Sellers'

by Mike Futter on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Towerfall, a game that has reignited a love of local multiplayer, is a favorite in offices (including ours) and has homes on three different platforms now. Matt Thorson’s master class in ending friendships began its life on the Ouya, where it is the best-selling title.

“Best selling” is a term that requires context, though. For instance, last year’s best selling title was Grand Theft Auto V, which sold $1 billion worth of copies to consumers in three days.

Ouya’s best selling game? Has sold 7,000 copies life to-date, inclusive of the nine-month exclusivity period on the Android-powered console.

Thorson tells Eurogamer that the title has grossed $500,000 across all platforms. He cited Sony’s support and promotion of the title as one of the reasons it has done so well on PS4.

[Source: Eurogamer]


Our Take
The Ouya is almost a memory, especially now that Amazon has entered the Android console market. It was a valiant attempt that garnered curiosity and support via Kickstarter, but the company simply doesn’t have the resources to make a bigger splash.