Ouya breaks all Kickstarter records: gets double the funding in less than a day

Ouya breaks all Kickstarter records: gets double the funding in less than a day
Up until yesterday, you have probably never heard of Ouya - the first open Android-based game console that is also extremely affordable, but since then it went on Kickstarter and, boy, did it get funded! Over $2 million in less than a day, or double the amount it originally aimed for, Ouya is on track to become Kickstarter’s most funded and successful project ever, beating the Pebble smart watch which raised over $10 million.

First, let’s mention once again that this console is different because it gets rid of the third parties in publishing games and this means no licensing fees, no shipments, packaging, none of those unnecessary in this day and age expenses. Every Android game can be published and the developer sets the price - it’s that easy. Or will be, as the Ouya console is now on track to arrival in March 2013.

It packs some top notch hardware as well, running off an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip, sporting 1 gig of RAM and 8GB of flash storage. The price? It’s just $99, and that includes one wireless controller (if you want a second, you’d need to add $30). The console is designed by Yves Behar, the person behind beautiful products like the Jawbone Jambox, and gaming industry guru Julie Uhrman is also on board.

The best thing about Ouya is that you can chime in with your ideas and shape the future of gaming consoles. Check out the Kickstarter project below, and keep on refreshing it to see how magically cash grows by the minute.

source: Ouya on Kickstarter



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11 Comments

1. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

As I say it, OH YEAH!

2. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I want one :)

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Change the name, its terrible

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

XBOX, XBOX 360, and Wii say hi.

4. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Pledged, have you?

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

plan to =) maybe the 99 but who knows...

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

not bad for an "fail of a gaming console"

8. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

And why is that?

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well, certainly looks like people have high hopes for this, let's hope the ones building it can deliver. It would take alot to pry me from my Xbox... Or maybe I could just have both? Perhaps with this extra cash they can afford to bump up the specs a bit. I saw the video promo for it, they have a good start. One of their main concerns is the controller design, which is a big part of it for me. That was the dealbreaker of my choice between PS3 and Xbox, I couldn't stand the PS3 controller... It's just so clunky and weird, especially when playing most FPS.

11. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I can see the marketing for it now... "Do ya Ouya?"

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