Towerfall is the Ouya’s best-selling game, but sales numbers paint a disappointing picture for the Android console.
The game’s developer Matt Thorson told Eurogamer that the former Ouya exclusive sold approximately 7,000 copies on the machine, saying: "Being the best game on Ouya isn’t a huge deal, but it is nice. It still sells on there."
However, Towerfall’s port to PS4 and PC has proved more successful, helping it to overall revenue of $500k.
"It’s actually doing better on PS4, but it’s still doing well on PC," he added. "It’s doing definitely well enough for me to support myself for quite awhile. That’s really encouraging.
"Another reason it’s done so well on PS4 is support from Sony. They’ve featured and promoted it really well.”
VG247 reports that Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman, however, has attempted to put a positive spin on the low numbers, saying: 21 per cent of Towerfall’s total revenue comes from Ouya, which is pretty impressive when you consider the legacy and size of the Steam and PlayStation communities.
Plus, Ouya helped put Towerfall and Matt on the map. His story signals that Ouya works: we are finding the next great developers and making them household names, while rewarding their great games with real money in their pocket.”