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

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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5 Comments

1. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Looking good for Ouya.

2. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

4. Shaznek

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

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

5. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 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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