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Ouya Android game consoles will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Gamestop in June for $100

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Ouya Android game consoles will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Gamestop in June for $100
The Ouya Android-based game console is a tiny cube that connects to your TV and gives you access to thousands of games, but it is also an open platform for game developers. It also happens to have its roots at crowd-sourced funding, being one of the biggest success stories on Kickstarter.

And while usually Kickstarter projects have a hard time getting retail shelf attention, the Ouya is different. The Ouya console will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Gamestop starting in June for a price of $99.99. Additional controllers will retail for $49.99 and will be sold at the same huge retail chains. The price for the controllers might seem a bit high, but it is justified by the fact that the Ouya controllers will have a touchpad in addition to the standard buttons.

Overall, the deal is a big win for what started as a relatively small project, lifted up by people’s enthusiasm and good management.

“We have 68,000 backers, and we’ve been selling units every day. The number of orders have grown each month. We haven’t disclosed any numbers. I think it’s fair to say to get established players in the retail space excited about pre-selling OUYA speaks to the excitement in the marketplace. We’ve had 68,000 backers, we have more than that in pre-orders today,” Ouya chief executive Julie Uhrman said.

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posted on 05 Feb 2013, 03:13 2

1. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

The touchpad on the controllers is what will make this console slick. Graphics is already great on high-end android games so I guess what's missing is some games with good story-lines.

Affordable console: check
Free/cheap games/apps: check
Hardware buttons: check
Analog stick: check
Touchpad: check

I'm gonna get one since it's not that expensive, but hopefully future games will have more substance than current good-graphics games on the playstore.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 04:30 1

2. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Same here. At that price I will get one just because.

Now...I can play Android games with a real controller. Free up my phone for other things when my kids come over and wanna see Android games on the TV. Or when they just wanna play games on my Android phone.

Now I need a bigger place.....so I can get another TV.....lol.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 08:35

5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

If I'm not mistaken, this won't run the Play store games.
That's probably because of the lack of standardized controller support.

Too bad, because the potential is really there.

I hope they survive until all things settle into place - a standardized mapping support for all Android games, and the next generation hardware in Ouya 2 .(Tegra 4 etc.)

Then we could really witness a revolution in gaming

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:35

6. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Well that sucks...

I just saw a demo of Project Shield.....if this thing cant use Steam or OnLive...Project Shield will get my money.

Borderlands 2 on Shield....words cant do it justice, just watch the clip:


Shield come with a small screen too? Hand held gaming....

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:11

7. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Ok....just read this will be able to at least do Onlive. Shield looks like it takes over the PC....so that might be out the question.

I have Onlive....dont have Steam.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 04:58

3. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

Awesome. I will have to pick one up.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 07:52

4. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

Reason for me to get

Media player (YouTube, Hulu, Netfick, CrunchyRoll, MVK AVI MPEG4 player, picture viewer)
Game player
Bluetooth gamepad

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