OUYA Android game console finally goes on sale today for $100
The OUYA first started on Kickstarter where it gained massive support, and after long months of hard work the tiny cube-formed console is finally up for sale on store shelves. The console has also gone on sale in Canada and the United Kingdom.
The biggest benefit of the Ouya console is its cheaper price. Otherwise, the console cannot compare with the industry’s big names in terms of hardware - the Microsoft Xbox, the Sony Playstation or the Nintendo Wii.
Right now, the console’s biggest advantage are its diverse “original games”. With 150 games at start, though, that might not be enough. On the flipside, all games are free to try. Ouya also featurse music and video streaming via apps like VEVO, iheartradio and Twitch.TV.
You can buy the Ouya game console at the following retailers:
source: Ouya Store
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OUYA Android game console launches
16. the_best (Posts: 119; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
i have only played it for a couple of hours, but the games are much better than i expected.
they are much better than ordinary android games, but you probobly wont get as much out of them as ordinary console games.
but then again every game got a demo version, so you dont have to pay 40USD just to find uot that the game sucks.
The specs are pretty bad, but you have to remember that the console have full Power resource from your wall, compared to an ordinary smartphone. the Graphics looks like a gamecobe, not bad at all.
I recomend a buy =)
2. SIGPRO (Posts: 317; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
I am a backer and still did not got mine ( thousands of backers did not receive it), i got an email with apologies from Ouya, that this the is fault of the company that ships the consoles........i would say Ouya that's your problem not mine. I paid and you promised that backers will receive it before it goes on sale in the stores!
13. SIGPRO (Posts: 317; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
I was exited when i backed one, but now i dont really want it anymore.
I will check it out when i receive it but it's just a toy, i will get a PS4 :)
14. eisenbricher (Posts: 923; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Right, it'll serve as a good toy to experiment with it perhaps.. or something you can give away to some little one you know. I wanted to back it up but back then I was facing some issues in paypal payment. I'm glad now that the issues prevented me from backing it.
17. SIGPRO (Posts: 317; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Yes maybe i will give it to my niece, lucky basterd :P (paypal issue)
5. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 672; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
It's one of those that sounds good but better off waiting to see how it pans out before I waste my precious beer money.
8. eisenbricher (Posts: 923; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I was VERY optimistic about this device and thought I'd back it up on kickstarter. But over the time reality became obvious. Now it's just an outdated device, without much use/support.
9. FlushGordon (unregistered)
It should be aptly called ''OuYuck'' since it has a severely outdated TEGRA 3
11. FlushGordon (unregistered)
There, I coined that word
18. buccob (Posts: 731; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
This is the problem for small business trying to make a mass market product of technology... Right now processors change every other month.... and these guys have to put the latest and greatest to make the console a viable options for a couple of years...
It is a good idea, but it is very hard for them to get a hold of the latest chip inside a experimental product like this...
19. treborbula1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)
So i got my brand new ouya today at 9am, i quickly went home plugged it in and the first thing that happened was an error, the console wasn’t displaying on my TV, after i shut it off, it quickly started OUYA, and so did the setup, after a few minutes updating the software, the console started successfully and i stated to dig around, i didn’t give the store one glance, and started installing other apps, the first thing i wanted was Google play, failed, then a good launcher, fail even sharing something through blue-tooth, fail, it surprised me the slap this company gave Google, really it doesn’t have anything Google at all, no account, search, nothing, i was appalled, if i were Google i would be calling some people, i understand the whole gaming console but come on, its 2013 and if your device doesn’t do everything but serve as a skateboard, it isnt worth your money, and for $106.00 bucks with taxes is understandable but why limit the ability to make the console your own, after all i bought it, i would like to see a good tablet interface, with the option of an ouya store not a launcher, heck even keep the same Google play and have the compatible applications run in the damn device, why are you shutting the creator from its creation, you’re only a surgeon making changes to something so wonderful, making it cripple, this is the advice of a gamer, a tech freak and a consumer.
this is for you Julie Uhrma, and your team make it right