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Ouya gets $10 million investment from Alibaba

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Feb 2015 23:23 User comments (3)

Ouya gets $10 million investment from Alibaba Reportedly, Alibaba has invested $10 million in Ouya, the Kickstarter darling that never made a splash with consumers.
Ouya, which started by building tiny Android-based set-top consoles for gamers, has mostly migrated to becoming a software provider, and that means that Alibaba is planning to integrate the Ouya operating system and its 1000 game strong lineup into their own set-tops.

When Ouya first hit Kickstarter, it was an instant hit, reaching $8.5 million in funding in 2012. However, the set-top saw a few delays and by the time it came out, the PS4 and Xbox One were just months away from hitting shelves. Within months, Amazon and Nvidia also killed Ouya by offering casual gaming on the big screen, at the same price and with more features.

Since overhauling and getting out of the hardware business, Ouya has partnered with Madcatz and Xiaomi who have integrated the software into their more popular hardware. Certainly, Alibaba could help increase that existing network, as well.

Source:
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3 user comments

12.2.2015 0:26

Alibaba is a haven for pirated crap, knockoffs and black market items.

No wonder they're investing is this nonsense.

Ouya is ghetto, nothing more and nothing less.

22.2.2015 7:31

Originally posted by hearme0:
Alibaba is a haven for pirated crap, knockoffs and black market items.

No wonder they're investing is this nonsense.

Ouya is ghetto, nothing more and nothing less.

Rtard
Not a ouya owner, but I hope they succeed, and I'm a fan of aliexpress, got all sorts from there at bargain prices. Only corporate douches would hate on a Ali bargain


33.2.2015 15:38

Originally posted by Gdot73:
Originally posted by hearme0:
Alibaba is a haven for pirated crap, knockoffs and black market items.

No wonder they're investing is this nonsense.

Ouya is ghetto, nothing more and nothing less.

Rtard
Not a ouya owner, but I hope they succeed, and I'm a fan of aliexpress, got all sorts from there at bargain prices. Only corporate douches would hate on a Ali bargain
Not corporate douches but douches that are convinced they're getting legit stuff from Ali.......like YOU!

Pair of Soul by Ludacris headphones that look EXACTLY LIKE THE ORIGINALS are indeed knockoffs.

I'm sure Aliexpress has some legit things but most are not and only a goof would think otherwise........Not you though.....maybe.

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