We never doubted the bold and innovative OUYA project will get sufficient support to turn into reality, but we also didn’t expect the Android-based gaming console to become a real mainstream hit. As it turns out, we were wrong about that.
After getting the financial backing of 68,000 people on Kickstarter, OUYA’s manufacturers managed to strike partnerships with some of the most successful retailers in the States. According to official statements, the portable console will be sold by Best Buy, Target, GameStop and Amazon in the summer.
Before becoming available in all those stores in June, OUYA will make its official debut in March, when pre-orders from early supporters become fulfilled. Next, orders on the official website should go live in April, so if you don’t want to wait four months for Amazon and all the other suppliers, you can get in on the fun earlier.
The price for the actual console plus a wireless Bluetooth controller will be $99.99 no matter where you get it from, while each optional extra pad will cost an additional $49.99. As a quick reminder, OUYA comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board, a quad-core 1.7 GHz Tegra 3 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of on-board storage, HDMI, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Who wants one?
Via [The Verge]