Maybe a Problem for Us (Ouya)

#1QlJGamerPosted 1/6/2013 2:36:23 AM
As we know Nintendo gets the family/value buy over Sony and Microsoft BUT with the Ouya coming in I can see Mom buying this over the Wii U for their small children. Not only is the Ouya 99 dollars and all the games on it are free but also It has those games small kids love to play on your smartphone.

With Nintendo losing the casuals to cheaper consoles. I think Nintendo really needs to make a hardcore RPG or Shooter to get some on the fence PlayStation & Xbox users.

This is will definatley be a sharp year in the gaming industry and I think the SteamBox & Ouya can make a major impact if they are successful.

As much as I hate to say this but this will be one of the most crowd gaming markets ever and not everyone going to survive.
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#2EoinPosted 1/6/2013 4:36:51 AM
Ouya's going for a niche. Sales of several million would be a major success for it - it's really not aiming to establish a userbase of the same size as a Microsoft/Nintendo/Sony console.

Also, it's not correct to say "all the games on it are free". What they've said is that each game has to have a free component. That means the first download has to be free and you need to be able to play some of the game for free. After that...well the game could be fully free, could be paid for by ads, could have in-app purchases, could have a subscription, or could be a demo and you need to purchase the rest of the game.
#3IcecreamdunwichPosted 1/6/2013 4:38:27 AM
From: Eoin | #002
Ouya's going for a niche. Sales of several million would be a major success for it - it's really not aiming to establish a userbase of the same size as a Microsoft/Nintendo/Sony console.

Also, it's not correct to say "all the games on it are free". What they've said is that each game has to have a free component. That means the first download has to be free and you need to be able to play some of the game for free. After that...well the game could be fully free, could be paid for by ads, could have in-app purchases, could have a subscription, or could be a demo and you need to purchase the rest of the game.


Seeing as how it's an Android system it's most likely going to be ad based with "premium" versions available.
#4GodMWOLFPosted 1/6/2013 4:40:26 AM
It's gong to be a sad day when Ouya will join the other consoles on this site.

almost as sad as when the iphone board showed up
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#5IcecreamdunwichPosted 1/6/2013 4:41:53 AM
From: GodMWOLF | #004
It's gong to be a sad day when Ouya will join the other consoles on this site.

almost as sad as when the iphone board showed up


Oh? Because iOS and Android don't have good games, right?

Don't tell this guy that the best Final Fantasy in years is mobile exclusive, lol
#6R3al1Posted 1/6/2013 4:43:44 AM
This thing won't be a threat to anyone. What's the point of having mobile quality games with the portability of a console? Sure it might get some OK games, but it won't be a threat to any other home console.
#7GodMWOLFPosted 1/6/2013 4:43:54 AM
oh you mean type-0?That's for the psp dude
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#8EoinPosted 1/6/2013 4:46:10 AM
Icecreamdunwich posted...
Seeing as how it's an Android system it's most likely going to be ad based with "premium" versions available.

I think developers will mostly settle on that, yes, since it'll be easiest for them to follow the same model across Ouya and Android and iOS and whatever else turns up. There'll probably be some experimentation at the start to see what works best on Ouya, with different developers trying different things, since Ouya's initial base of a few hundred thousand gamers with physical controls and a TV are probably going to act differently to Android's base of several hundred million people without physical controls and a small touchscreen.

GodMWOLF posted...
It's gong to be a sad day when Ouya will join the other consoles on this site.

almost as sad as when the iphone board showed up

Yeah it'll be really terrible when this games site adds a new games machine to its list of games machines. What a catastrophe.
#9IcecreamdunwichPosted 1/6/2013 4:46:33 AM
From: GodMWOLF | #007
oh you mean type-0?That's for the psp dude


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_Dimensions

Sorry buddy
#10IcecreamdunwichPosted 1/6/2013 4:48:11 AM
From: Eoin | #008

I think developers will mostly settle on that, yes, since it'll be easiest for them to follow the same model across Ouya and Android and iOS and whatever else turns up. There'll probably be some experimentation at the start to see what works best on Ouya, with different developers trying different things, since Ouya's initial base of a few hundred thousand gamers with physical controls and a TV are probably going to act differently to Android's base of several hundred million people without physical controls and a small touchscreen.


Strange thing, but a lot of Android games actually include physical control schemes already, it's mostly for use with dualshock3 and 360 controllers hooked up to it but hey it's there.