OUYA puts up pre-orders for a white model shipping in time for Christmas

OUYA puts up pre-orders for a white model shipping in time for Christmas
The OUYA Android gaming console got quite a bit of attention when it was a Kickstarter project, but since then the news has faded surrounding the device. There are a solid number of games, but the system software itself has been a point of annoyance for many users. So, obviously that means the company needs to change the hardware color in time for Christmas, right?

Well, that's the plan anyway. OUYA has put up pre-orders for a white version of its game console, and if you put in an order before December 8th, it should get to you in time for Christmas. In addition to the new color for the console and accompanying controller, OUYA is also doubling the storage space in the system from 8GB to 16GB, although this special edition will cost you a bit extra. 

Rather than the $99 price tag that has been on the OUYA so far, it will cost you $129 to get the white variant with 16GB of storage. The rest of the system is the same, meaning a Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, one USB 2.0 port, and one micro-USB port, but you will actually get an HDMI cable in the box, which was not the case with our developer version. 

If you like the sound of that deal, just head over to the OUYA Store. It is labeled as a "Limited Edition", but there's no word on if that refers to the number of consoles made in white or the length of time it will be on sale. 

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8 Comments

1. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I actually enjoy my OUYA a lot. Unfortunately, I have not been giving it any love lately. I probably won't until I run through my PS4 titles.

2. Dastrix unregistered

Ordered my PS4 yesterday, but how are the games for OUYA? What console/gaming system would you most closely relate it to, graphics-wise? Close to PS4/XBox One?

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No hel*. It has a Tegra 3. So basically the same graphics as on a smartphone. These android gaming consoles are completely useless.

4. Dastrix unregistered

I see. Just thought maybe these Android consoles could compare, but yeah, that makes sense. Completely useless. You're right. I think it's also expensive, considering the $99 price tag as opposed to having a complete gaming experience for $399 with the PS4.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yep. Playstation and Nintendo FTW

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

PC = better graphics and cheaper over the long term

8. Dastrix unregistered

So true. I'm a die-hard PS fan, but PS and Xbox got nothing when talking about PC. Nothing beats PC for gaming. PC is and will always be king.

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

the ouya is a great idea that failed due to the lack of expandable memory and lack of Google Play store and lack of non gaming apps.

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