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

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.



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7 Comments

1. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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: http://blogs.nvidia.com/2013/02/tegra-4-powered-project-shield-visits-the-badass-crater-of-badassitude/ Shield come with a small screen too? Hand held gaming....

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

3. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Awesome. I will have to pick one up.

4. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Reason for me to get Media player (YouTube, Hulu, Netfick, CrunchyRoll, MVK AVI MPEG4 player, picture viewer) Game player Cheap Bluetooth gamepad Apps

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