Do you remember that OUYA gaming console? Really, how could you forget? Especially since the video game console raised over $8.5 million on Kickstarter.com.
Word arrived today, by way of an interview with the company’s CEO, Julie Uhrman, that the OUYA will now go on (retail) sale as early as June, though preorders will start today. The OUYA will reportedly be sold in Best Buy, Target, and Game Stop retail locations. That will be complemented by the company’s own web store, along with Amazon.com. The retail asking price is $100, and includes one controller. For an additional controller, customers will have to drop an additional $50. A hefty price for what isn’t a premium system, but Uhrman says that it’s designed to work with other systems, so with that added cost comes greater flexibility.
The OUYA is built to work with Android games and Android games alone. There is no official word on how many games have been created for the system, but OUYA’s CEO says that part of the Kickstarter money has been used to fund development from select partners. Although OUYA hasn’t made an official announcement regarding game titles, their CEO has said that they “have about half a dozen to a dozen community sites with lists of as long as 200 titles coming to OUYA. We feel we’ll have a large suite of titles and titles from developers that are exclusive to OUYA”.
So far, since the Kickstarter campaign started, OUYA has received 63,000 backers and 68,000 orders, all of which are destined to arrive sometime this March.