Ouya wants to have a new version of its $99 Android game console every year

Ouya wants to have a new version of its $99 Android game console every year
Ouya seems to be taking off very rapidly and after we learned the Android-based game console will be sold in Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Gamestop starting in June, now Ouya founder Julie Uhrman revealed that the plan is to have a new Ouya every year.

Just like other mobile devices, Ouya is planned to get a new model with better specs and improved performance.

Our plan is to have a yearly refresh of Ouya where we leverage the best-performing chips and take advantage of falling component prices to create the best experience we can at the $99 price point,” Uhrman said. If we could do it for less than $99, we would.

The first-generation Ouya is expected to ship to thousands of Kickstarter backer in March 2013, just after a month.

And if the game console is indeed a success, we wouldn’t be surprised if future iterations come with more powerful chips like the Tegra 4 instead of Tegra 3. But even now the console has a performance advantage over Tegra 3-based tablets. While the hardware that both use is the same, the Ouya plugs into the wall and doesn’t need to worry about power efficiency, so all four cores of the Tegra 3 can run at their full 1.6GHz capacity.

Another interesting idea, the team behind the console has is to only filter for things like pornography, but not the quality of apps. This would allow everyone to develop games for the television, which is exciting. And when it comes to discovering quality games among all, it is relying on user engagement rather than sales, and that’s a hugely different approach.

Ouya will be sold for $100, and an additional controller (now, with a touchpad) will cost $50. There’s definitely a lot of excitement around Ouya, and the backing of major retailers shows that is justified. Let’s hope that it lives up to the high hopes.

source: The Verge

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8 Comments

1. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Saddly enough I think Tegra 3 is underperforming for a console, so I'll wait for the next interaton with Tegra 4 as the GPU is 6 times more powerful. In one year you get the performance boost that took 10 years in normal consoles. Yeah!!!

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

its well beyond what a similarly priced Wii can do. And the cost of games will be very low compared to traditional consoles. I think they can be a big hit for the more casual gamers.

2. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..and Ouya 3 should be more powerful than current consoles. And run a spectacular OS at that. Plenty of bang for hundred bucks if you ask me

4. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

i agree....sony an microsoft need to take note of this price point if u ask me

7. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Yeah right, an ARM based console beating X86 based consoles, I would love to see that happen

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I'm down with this. I might get both this and Project Shield.

5. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

NVIDIA Shield Vs OUYA....................Yipeeeeeeeeee

8. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

I'm willing to buy this instead of next gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony in retaliation of games being locked to consoles, unless $60 titles turn out not to exceed $25.

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