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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