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Ouya launch delayed to June 25th as game console ramps up supply

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Ouya launch delayed to June 25th as game console ramps up supply
Ouya, the $99 Android-based game console that became possible because of a huge Kickstarter backing, raised $15 million in new funding, but will be delayed as the company ramps up supply.

The initial June 4th launch for the Ouya console was pushed to June 25th.

"We've had incredibly positive reactions from our retail partners," Ouya chief executive Julie Uhrman said. The pushback "will allow us to create more units and, basically, have more units on store shelves."

Early Ouya game controllers had an issue with sticking keys for the game controller and while CEO Uhrman says the delay has nothing to do with this, it seems that the company might have wanted to take some extra time to iron out those issues.

Good news is Ouya is attracting more talent and money. Former EA executive Bing Gordon will join the board of directors as his current employer Kleiner Perkins Caulfield is one of a few companies to invest $15 million in the Ouya.

source: Ouya

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posted on 09 May 2013, 06:10 1

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

Looking good for Ouya.

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:13 1

2. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

I want ouya to be successful so next year there can be an ouya 2 with tegra 5

posted on 09 May 2013, 12:42

3. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

I got mine preordered but Im not too sure if Im still going to get it.

posted on 09 May 2013, 13:47

4. Shaznek (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

i dont understand undroid consoles especially when they are not portable,i mean they are cheap but what s the point?

posted on 09 May 2013, 15:33

5. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

Its too early now but devices like this will eventually replace tradition consoles for streaming games. Streaming is out of the question though till a majority of the world is on fiber optics.

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