TowerFall is a multiplayer-focused archery game originally released on Ouya last June. It is often cited as being among the Android microconsole's best games. Despite that accolade, it has only sold roughly 5,000 additional units since developer Matt Thorson announced sales figures last July.
In March, the game was released with additional content as TowerFall: Ascension on the PS4 and PC. In total, the three versions have grossed $500,000 in sales, Thorson told Eurogamer, with the PS4 version being the strongest seller of the three.
Despite there being a much smaller install base--the PS4 has sold 7 million units worldwide as of earlier this month, compared with at least tens of millions of computers capable of running TowerFall--Thorson doesn't seem surprised with the way things have gone. "I think it's just a console game, ya know?" he said.
"People have controllers--it's not confusing to get the controllers like it is for PC--and people have it in their living rooms already. I think a lot of people still sit down with their friends when they play their consoles, whereas they don't do that on PC. Even if it's a single-player game."
Thorson also points to Sony's strong promotion of the game as playing a role in its performance on the console. He has previously talked about how proactive the company was in trying to bring TowerFall to the platform.
As for Ouya, Thorson said, "Being the best game on Ouya isn't a huge deal, but it is nice. It still sells on there." Considering the $15 price of the game, Thorson's estimate of 7,000 sales on Ouya would suggest it accounted for just over $100,000 of the game's gross sales.
For more on TowerFall, check out GameSpot's positive review of Ascension.
|Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX|
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