500 games now available on Ouya

Software library for Android-powered microconsole reaches new milestone four months after launch.

The Ouya games store now features more than 500 games, the company announced today. According to a ticker on the company's website, 503 games are now available for the Android-powered system.

The milestone was achieved four months after the $99 Ouya was released publicly in June. The 500th game available on Ouya was cyberpunk FPS Neon Shadow, from Tasty Poison Games. All Ouya games are free to try.

The Ouya games store features titles from major publishers like Sega (three Sonic the Hedgehog games), Fox Digital Entertainment (AVP: Evolution), and Square Enix (Final Fantasy III), as well as smaller games in some cases developed by only a handful of people.

Notable upcoming Ouya games including the first season of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead episodic series, as well as That Dragon, Cancer, which details a family's struggle with their child's cancer.

Ouya has not disclosed Ouya unit sales yet, but CEO Julie Uhrman said in July that 27 percent of owners have purchased a game.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

143 comments
jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

Didn't even know that this was still a thing.


I mean it's not like I can play any of these games on my phone....oh wait.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Ouya's lineup reminds me of the early days of XBLA, when there was nothing but shit on it.

khuzko
khuzko

will they be 1080p 500fps

nicecall
nicecall

500 games nobody will ever play... well done ouya.


and another thing... releasing games like Final Fantasy 3 shouldn't even count since their just emulated and exist everywhere and have been emulated on PC's since the late 90s.  Actually any android tablet or phone can play and emulate every single nes, and snes game ever made... so what good is this ouya when people already have android devices that do everything it can do but for free and better.

Pac1Man
Pac1Man

Unfortunate that this didn't quite work out. I hope this doesn't discourage other manufacturers of dipping into the games market. I always find quirky left-field systems interesting for some reason.

charliezard
charliezard

Why is Gamespot featuring articles from 5 months ago? Fired all of your writers?

r4b1df4nbo1
r4b1df4nbo1

There's more games than on Ouya than people who own an Ouya. That's gotta be some kind of record!

rarson
rarson

"500 games now available on Ouya."


...and approximately 500 of them suck.

BuzzLiteBeer
BuzzLiteBeer

I don't know a single person that owns an Ouya. I reserve judgement about the system until I've seen/used one, but my impression of the device is fairly negative from the lack of consumer confidence and lack of any games that would make me choose it over an iPad or Steam indie game.

naymleswon
naymleswon

now that the kindle fire tv is out, and has better specs then the Ouya, I don't know if the Ouya can keep up. what do you people think?

naymleswon
naymleswon

I might get one when they do an Ouya 3 or something. From what I heard, it's pretty lackluster.

melante
melante

The Ouya is a great device overall. While I bought only a couple of games so far, and I agree 80%+ of the current offering is very weak, it works great as a media device (streaming TVs via XBMC for example), online radio and as a retro game station (indeed one of the few games I purchased was the PS1 emulator). $99 very well spent, IMHO.

mr_mcgigglepuss
mr_mcgigglepuss

I might pick one up at some point.  I'm just not too interested in one right now.

Glic2K
Glic2K

I thought they changed their policy and all games are no longer free to try?

Falconoffury
Falconoffury

Only 27% purchased a game. Who buys a game console and then purchases no games???

Furwings
Furwings

And not a single F_ck was given...

meatz666
meatz666

First console that has more games than units sold.

27 percent of owners have purchased a game.

Yeah. The other 73% are the soon-to-be-homeless developers.

noandno
noandno

Ouya has more games than the next gen consoles. Therefore, Ouya wins

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Oh, really now? o_0

Congrats?? (Games were still getting made for it?!)

keyb0red
keyb0red

my prediction : this company will go belly up within a year.

they'll hang around for as long as possible hoping sales will pick up but seriously : WHY would anyone buy this when you can simply play the EXACT SAME GAMES on your phone?????????

sadface1234
sadface1234

@DrKill09  yes for sure it was him, I know he has done voice acting for some games. Didn't know he was a dev :p 

rarson
rarson

@naymleswon  

I don't think specs are going to matter much to people who spend $5 on a game that they play for a day and then never touch again. Which is exactly the type of consumer that will buy either one of these. They will amass a handful of cheap games and get bored with it in less than a month, never to touch it again for gaming purposes, probably mostly using it for streaming Netflix.

VintAge68
VintAge68

@naymleswon  That's just the point: most of the games offered for the Ouya don't really need higher specs in order to be played. Comparably you might think of games like Pacman or Tetris that may be played on a fashionable iPhone yet are not significantly different from their simple Gameboy forerunners...

DrKill09
DrKill09

@melante  For $99-$110 I could buy a computer case and 750w psu, and rebuild my old gaming rig.


It had a 3.5ghz quad core, 6gb ddr2 800, and a gtx 460 Hawk.

rarson
rarson

@melante  

My PC works even better as a media device, and already emulates every gaming system I own.

lorider25
lorider25

@melante  yeah was thinking of getting it just for like xmbc instead of making a personal one

rarson
rarson

@Falconoffury  

The average buyer of a product like this isn't going to do much gaming on it. Sure, it's positioned as a console, but a cheap one, which only gets people curious. Once they hold the mediocre controller in their hands and experience the cheap but ultimately disappointing casual game experience (the same one they've already experienced on their phone), the gaming falls to the wayside. To it's credit, Ouya can easily offer some other features, like streaming media content, which is probably what ends up happening to most of them. The average buyer isn't going to run emulators on this because they can't be arsed to figure it out.

VintAge68
VintAge68

@Falconoffury  I guess one has to think it otherwise: users purchasing only one out of four games they're trying out, which seems a pretty realistic number to me...

csward
csward

@Falconoffury  exactly what I was thinking. They must have tried a lot of free demos and decided not to buy.

cpg716
cpg716

@meatz666 only 32% of ALL Android users bought an app in 2012..  

cpg716
cpg716

@PumpkinBoogie Yep.. and its going to be available in all 1800 Target stores this holiday.. and by Jan 2014 they will have Kiosks with a demo unit in many Targets..  Over a dozen big titles also coming in the December

cpg716
cpg716

@keyb0red Because its not the exact same games on your phone..   lots of new development happening..   yes Android based.. but not phone or tablet based..  so. there is that..    also.. they are now going to be available in all 1800 Target stores .. and will have playable demo kiosks by in January.    OUYA 2 is already in early development..       so yeah. also they are talking with Walmart to be available in their stores..       its a $99 console.. open to do what you want with..       so..   with all that.. I disagree.

melante
melante

@rarson I'm happy for u but I guess u paid more than $99 for it and u don't keep it connected to a 40+ inch TV to play or stream videos, right? 

rarson
rarson

@cpg716

Allowing people to play the Ouya before they buy it will only lower their sales.

rarson
rarson

@cpg716

Lots of development? The market for Ouya-specific games is very low. Not only is the number of Ouya owners comparatively low, but of those users the number of people actually buying games is lower still. So there's almost no reason for developers to develop solely for Ouya (aside from some sort of personal desire). More likely, they'd take the more lucrative strategy of developing an Android game and adding support for the Ouya controller, which makes even more sense when you consider that Tegra 3 is old hardware and not any more powerful than any current cell phone anyway.

So yeah, same games as on the cell phone, aside from maybe a handful of "Ouya specials" that are marginally better than any other $5 title. Still nowhere near a real console experience. Snore.

rarson
rarson

@melante  

Yes, it cost more than $99 and I built it seven years ago. And I've been using emulators on it since then. And I do keep it connected to my 40" TV, and my 27" QHD monitor, and my 22" 16:10 monitor.

DrKill09 makes a great point: the number of decent emulators on the PC completely blows away the number of decent emulators available for Android. That's precisely why I use my PC for emulation instead of an Android device. Plus, all the hardware is easily upgradeable.

Most people probably already have a computer that's 7 years old or newer, so the $99 could have been spent on a graphics card with much better results.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@melante  What planet do you live on?  I've been using a tv as a monitor since 2007.  I had a 32in 720p tv, and now I use my 60" DLP tv.


I'd hate to break it to you, but Win7 is the best platform for emulators, not Android.  Most emulators on Android or other OS's are half assed ports.  For example, my XBox1 and Dreamcast can emulate older consoles... but not as good as a pc.