The backer units of the Ouya console have shipped and if you’re curious about this little Kickstarter funded Android powered machine, Engadget has a hands on. Ouya goes on sale for everyone in July for just $99, so if you want to see what this thing can do, head on over to Engadget for a bit. Just as long as you promise to come back.
Ouya, the Android-powered home game console that took fire on Kickstarter last year will be shipping to brick-and-mortar stores in June. And today, Ouya announced that much like mobile phones, there will be a new model each year… unlike traditional game consoles that update hardware only every few years at the least.
Around the middle of last year, the Android-based Ouya standalone game console raised a whopping $8.5 million in Kickstarter funding, and this past week, development kits went out earlier than expected, giving game developers a head start in developing titles for the new console.
The Ouya Android game console raised a whopping $8.5 million on Kickstarter, with a starting goal of only $900,000. It’s excited investors and gamers alike, and now it’s time to see if the tiny silver box of joy can deliver.
Right now, this is just a startup, but it’s a damn good idea. With a case designed by Yves Behar, this beautiful little box called the Ouya would be a $99 fully open source and hackable game console. You connect it to your TV and suddenly you have all your Android games, apps and utilities on a big screen in your living room.