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OUYA Gaming Console Now Up for Pre-Order, $109 with Expected Shipments Starting Next April

The Kickstarter for OUYA, the Android-powered gaming console, officially ended last night with a final total of money raised somewhere near $8.5 million. Dang. If somehow you missed out on backing this Tegra 3 powered game console, you can now pre-order a device from OUYA themselves starting today. 

If you are in the United States, $109 will get you a console and a controller, which includes all the shipping costs. If you are elsewhere, tack on an extra $10 and you will be all set. OUYA definitely has the right vision in taking on the established console giants, but it remains to be seen whether the devices will get out the door quickly enough to still be relevant.

Would you take this console over the next generation Xbox or PlayStation?

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  • e_droid

    “Would you take this console over the next generation Xbox or PlayStation?” – Most likely not, but side-by-side will be fine to give it a whirl.

  • cb2000a

    This is the future of gaming. It will just get better with the Tegra 4 and 5. Amazing for about $100.

  • http://twitter.com/_majesty majesty

    I hope this doesn’t turn out to be the next “Phantom Console”…remember THAT mess?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_Entertainment

  • heh

    Haha, you people think this is going to ship? They didn’t even have a website until today, and it’s basically ripped off wholesale from wordpress. Many fools and their money have been parted.

  • http://peoplewho.tumblr.com wireless G

    I think current/next-gen consoles are the wrong comparison. I don’t have a console like the XBox 360 or PS3, and I never would get one. I don’t really like the huge scale of console games that much, and they’re also too expensive.

    BUT, I will buy the Ouya. Because I like phone games, I like the model, I like that small devs can make something fun and sell it for a few bucks or a big company can port something more sophisticated if they want to.

    I like the small scale of the Android game world, and everything that comes with it. And I wouldn’t mind playing these games on my TV the way I do on my phone, with better controls and a bigger screen. Not necessarily better graphics. Not all of us expect Skyrim. Some of us just want to play Death Worm on the TV.

    • JB

      This is more of an all in one. You can browse the web, text (Google Voice), play games, watch movies, etc, etc, etc. It’s sorta like a tablet, if your tablet had a 60″ screen and a sound system attached to it.

      • GNEX(MOTOX)

        u sure..? i thought it was just download games from google play, but you can download all the other apps too?

        • digitalicecream

          it will be rootable, they are building it with Developers in mind. That said, I think they know we’ll want full access to the play store.

      • michael arazan

        Does this do more than a nexus Q?

  • http://twitter.com/fritzo2162 DougZ

    I’m going to order one with the hopes they delay it and give me one for free.

  • michael

    Its funny reading posts about $99 pre order and the think its shipping that bumped it up to 110. You idiots really dint know why its 110?

  • Jon Gee

    It all depends on the games. Would I take it OVER a PS3 or 360? Likely not. There are exclusives to the console that I like too much.

  • http://www.advancedapps.blogspot.com/ Champion1229

    The thing on the top looks like some hologram thing lol but hopefully this thing has a version 2 that comes out later this year with better specs because these specs will not and cannot beat the specs on the next-gen consoles.

  • http://twitter.com/balthan balthan

    I’ve been disappointed by too much vaporware over the years to get pulled into this. I’ll wait until they have a shipping product to see if it’s worth getting excited over.

  • http://profiles.google.com/drastik651 Jim Kalista

    Eric/Tim/Kellex the photo above is only for the developer edition… The retail one is silver FYI

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Omar-Amer/100000249789319 Omar Amer

      technically, the one above is the LE version for $140.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Actually, wrong, that one is the Limited Edition. But yes, the regular edition is silver.

  • http://twitter.com/TheNintendo64 Drew

    Would you take this console over the next generation Xbox or PlayStation?Nope. The specs of this thing are good for a tablet. Nowhere near as good as even the current consoles. The people who think that they’re going to put Skyrim on this thing are sadly mistaken.

  • moelsen8

    so it’s basically exactly the same price as if you preordered it.. ? glad i waited to see how it plays out then.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Omar-Amer/100000249789319 Omar Amer

      pre-order was $99, I think including continental shipping. $119 inclduing international shipping.

      • moelsen8

        no if i remember correctly you had to add $10 for shipping to that $99 preorder.

        edit: maybe i’m wrong. just looked at it again.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Omar-Amer/100000249789319 Omar Amer

          I didnt see anything about $10 for shipping, unless I missed something.

    • TROLOLOL

      Negative. Preorders were $99.

      • moelsen8

        + $10 shipping.

        actually could be wrong. could have sworn i saw extra shipping charge there.

        • EvanTheGamer

          It’s free shipping to those that live in the US of A and $20 shipping for those that live abroad.

          • moelsen8

            ah that was probably it. i remembered the $20 international, but thought that there was a $10 for domestic too.

            oh well, $10 is a small price to pay to be able to wait and see how it works out.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Yep! It’s not bad at all.

    • EvanTheGamer

      I paid $140, but wanted to get in on the LE action, so yeah, $140/free shipping. A small price to pay for being an early adopter I suppose.

      Plus kickstater backers should be getting the OUYA in March 2013 while non-kickstarter backers will be getting it in April. That is if everything goes according to plan. lol

      • michael arazan

        So if a new quad core faster processor chip comes out in jan of 2013, that blows away the tegra, or is an updated version, will they replace it in their devices? Also is this thing made to just play games from the play store only??

        • digitalicecream

          They are actually talking with Nvidia about that right now, they are also going to make it so that any dev can develop for it, including rooting and roms.

        • Woody Fentress

          To the best of my knowledge, just basing my opinion completely off the kickstarter video, they are going to have their own download market. Which I think means that if you want your game on Ouya you probably have to add controller support and resubmit to them for it to show up in their marketplace. (I am sure there will be a couple of other hoops to jump through but that was the impression I got)

    • Butters619

      Exactly. And technically through kickstarter there is no way to guarantee you actually see any product for your money.

  • Amenemhat1

    I think this is going to be big! This is like a Logitech Revue, a Roku, and a PS3 had way too much to drink and conceived a OUYA. Browser, Google Play, Netflix, Hulu, Movies, Music, Cloud, oh, and then there are games! The price point is just the icing…

    • digitalicecream

      Finally, someone gets it.

    • Woody Fentress

      Where has it been stated that the Ouya will have any of the things that you listed other than games?

  • EvanTheGamer

    Forked over some cash to the project at Kickstarter. Getting the LE. Can’t wait.

    Would you take this console over the next generation Xbox or PlayStation?

    And lol….of course not. The OUYA is going to be incredible(I hope!), but there’s not a chance in hell that it’ll be able to even remotely compare to this generation of consoles(Xbox 360/PS3), or even the next-gen of consoles(Xbox 720, PS4, Wii U). There’s just honestly no way, even with the OUYA being hackable and fully open-source.

    • mustbepbs

      I don’t think you give developers enough credit. There are a lot of flaws with current consoles that the mobile market is making up for. It’ll be nice to have an open platform for people to develop games without all the red tape that comes with being a third party developing for consoles.

      I’d say by the time this thing rolls around, we’re going to be seeing some major improvements in the mobile gaming market. Updated graphics and processing power seems to be enticing studios to get into this market while it’s new/hot.

      And on a personal tangent: The big 3 are getting stale in my eyes. There’s a lot of been there/done that going on. It would be great to see Ouya and the Rift make a big splash in the gaming market, and bring some much needed fresh air.

      • moelsen8

        what’s the rift?

      • EvanTheGamer

        Yeah, I agree with some of your points(like no red tape to get in the way of what devs really want to do, no barriers, pretty much unlimited in terms of how far they want to take their games).

        Also, I don’t think Microsoft/Nintendo/Sony are getting stale. But then again I’m a bit bias, as I’ve been playing games on the 360/PS3/Wii for years now and have nothing to compare ‘em to(like to the open platform, OUYA).

        Well…we’ll see in the coming months, how the OUYA is progressing leading up to hopefully it’s most eventful release early next year.

        • mustbepbs

          I’ve been gaming all my life, and I’m pretty tired of the standard formula I’ve seen coming from Microsoft/Nintendo. Sony seems to be trying a little harder, though, with more and more third parties. I’ve really enjoyed mobile gaming, even more so now with the ability to use my PS3 controller with it over bluetooth, applications to map touch input to buttons, and inventions like the GameKlip (http://thegameklip.com/). Time will certainly tell.

  • Aaron

    I really wanted to get one but I think I’ll wait and see how it turns out before I jump on it. I love the idea though. I envision having it in my living room to stream all of my stuff and then play all my favorite old games on emulators.