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Ouya begins shipping to Kickstarter backers, will reach retail stores on June 4th

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Mar 2013 21:12 User comments (5)

Ouya begins shipping to Kickstarter backers, will reach retail stores on June 4th Ouya has finally revealed its retail release date.
The gaming box will be available on June 4th for $99.99 at Amazon, Game, GameStop, Target and via the Ouya website.

Additionally, the company has begun shipping units to its Kickstarter backers, with a more full rollout over the coming weeks.

Ouya will be available initially in the U.S., Canada and the UK. For $99 you get a console, a controller, two batteries and an HDMI cable.


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5 user comments

128.3.2013 23:20

I should be getting mine soonish then.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

229.3.2013 9:55

Cool i hope they worked out the storage solution issues developers where having because this console is looking hot

329.3.2013 10:35

Ah yes, an email arrived with some instructions:

You'll need a credit/debit card to download games. All games are still free to try. Your card will only be charged if you buy content you love. We do want valid payment information for everyone. This is to ensure that game developers can get paid when you love their game.

XBMC and flixter will be on it. Apparently, there are 104 published games already and 8 thousand developer accounts created.

As expected, we were asked for "feedback" leading toward the retail launch on June 4.

All I can say is that the games better be reasonably priced... it's been a concern for me.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

429.3.2013 10:56

Well, that HAS been the focus all along, Jemborg, so I imagine it won't be a problem. After all, many of the first titles are going to be (inexpensive) Android titles, ported to use the Ouya's controller, rather than touchscreen. No one is going to pay $30 for Angry Birds or the like ^^' ...

529.3.2013 12:47

I think to get the momentum rolling, there wil be a time period where the games are going to be "reasonable". After thta time and market will tell what will take off and what will flop. Hopefully it will take off, like competition.

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