The OUYA: Making Money For Developers?
So the OUYA is out in the wild. And despite having issues getting to stores and properly arriving on time to Kickstarter backers, the question that remains is: are the games making money for developers?
According to some, it appears that the developers are making money, if only a little bit right now. According to the developer of Towerfall, they have had about 2000 sales, with the game priced at $15, which is among one of the highest priced games on the system. Another game called Nimble Quest (by NimbleBit, the creators of Tiny Tower) has a total of 6,508 downloads, with 122 purchases.
NimbleBit also recommended that if you already have an Android game in development, you should consider also adding the OUYA to your development pipeline.
So it seems the response to OUYA has been positive despite the rather tepid initial reactino, but one thing all those developers have mentioned is at the very least they are making money from their games on the Android-powered consoled.
Speaking from my review, the system certainly is capable of delivering games, but it remains to be seen if it can keep up sales and actually be a success.
With NVDIA’s competitor system releasing at the end of the month, it’ll be interesting to see how Android-based platforms fare over the rest of this year.