The little Android-based gaming console OUYA will be available in Amazon, Gamestop and several other retailers, in the US, starting from June. The videogame console is a tiny cube like device that connects to your TV and gives you access to multiple games. Funded by the crowd-funding site Kickstarter, this device raised more than $8.5 million. It is one of the biggest success stories of the Kickstarter campaign.
OUYA started taking pre-orders for both consoles and controllers, starting this February 5. The console is priced at $ 100 and additional controllers are priced at $50. We can say, the cost of the controllers are justifiable as they have a integrated touchpad apart from the standard buttons.
According to OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman, the console already has more than 68,000 orders to its name. The official unveiling of the device will happen in the next month, which will be followed by shipping of online pre-orders in April and the official retail launch in June.
Specwise, Oya will run on Android 4.0 OS and will come with a Tegra3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal flash storage, HDMI connection to the TV (support up to 1080p HD), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth LE 4.0,USB 2.0 (one), Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad and Ethernet connection. According to Julie, OUYA will support over 200 game-titles and a large number of them will be exclusive to the device.