Home

Share this Story

Last Call For OUYA April Delivery – If You Want One, Then You Better Hurry

OUYA

According to the official OUYA Facebook page, they are nearly sold out of systems that will be sent out to buyers in April. Naturally, they coupled that announcement with the fact that more will soon become available, but for a later shipping date. So, if you want that Tegra 3-powered system in your living room in a couple of months, you best act quickly.

OUYA

Have you or will you intend on buying one of these systems?

Via: Phandroid | OUYA

  • Gimme20dollars

    I want one but I want to hold on until it is released and see how it works and I’ll probably get one for Christmas.

  • Michael Lewis

    I’ve always been meh about this system. I just don’t see what’s so special about it when I could just hook my phone up to a TV and use a controller with it….

  • r0lct

    Living room? How about the other input on my office monitor! :P

  • Gimme20dollars

    I feel the need that i want one for Christmas. I can’t wait to see the final version and game play.The thing that bothers me the most is that it use batteries. I hope they have a USB cable on it co I can charge it. I also hope developers got games like Temple Run, Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride, and other cool titles. :)

  • Lennay Kekua

    This product sounds so perfect just like me.. oh wait.. I don’t exist… just like OUYA.. SHAMWOW!!!!! TEO TEO I love you brah

  • EvanTheGamer

    Still waiting to receive mine in March(Kickstarter backer, BOUYA!)! Cannot wait! :)

  • brando56894

    I want to order one right now so bad but that money can be used for bills that need to be paid. Also I’ve gotten burned before when buying the first model of any new product, because they always have bugs. No product is *ever* perfect on the initial launch.

  • Derek

    Backed ‘em on Kickstarter. Not really interested in this as a gaming console. XBMC with decent hardware and a good controller for $100 is pretty solid.

    • brando56894

      My thoughts exactly!

  • verbal_Judo2

    Can you download anything from the play store to the Ouya? or is it a custom overlay that is locked in to their ecosystem. What I am getting at is can I get EMU’s up and running on this thing? if that is the case I think it would be worth it. Quite worth it in fact. Couple that with a way to easily data transfer from the Ouya to say my phone. Well “transfarring” anyone?

    • brando56894

      Yep it has full access to the play store so you can load every emulator you want on it along with all of those zillions of ROMs that you’ve torrented! :D I want it to make it half a HTPC and half a (retro) game system, with other random stuff thrown in here and there.

      • mgamerz

        It won’t have play store but i’m sure it’ll only be a week before a custom recovery gets written for it and you have gapps installed.

        • brando56894

          I thought it was a “Google Certified” device? I can’t imagine a product this huge wouldn’t have access to the play store. If anything you could probably sideload Gapps or at least the play store itself.

          • mgamerz

            Google makes its money by charging OEMs a fee to use the services framework. Ouya wants to keep costs down. That’s why the cm team doesn’t preinstall it. Not sure if the terms are for preinstall or install in general and Google likes the cm team/ROM devs.

          • brando56894

            Ah I see. Apparently they’re making their own OUYA store, but I’m sure you will be able to sideload gapps or even a custom rom with gapps on there. Stuff like this is the exact reason why I didn’t buy it (pre-order it) yet.

          • mgamerz

            I meant to say I’m not sure if google just like’s the CM team/Rom Devs since they let Gapps float around*. I assume they don’t mind *too* much since most devices will have GAPPS installed via licensing it and then those ones get roms. Then google makes money off app sales still.

  • Bobby Cornwell

    Nahhh…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Don’t TELL ME WHAT TO DO TIM! . . . okay maybe this one time.

  • DOUCHEBAG

    You mad bro?

  • storm36x

    Im gonna hold out for a Tegra 4 version. Tegra 3 is so last year

  • mustbepbs

    Don’t care about this at all. Seems like a stupid idea that’ll fade into the unknown right along with the Q.

    • DOUCHEBAG

      That’s what she said….

    • EvanTheGamer

      Then why comment at all? It sucks being a troll, it really, really does.

      Freakin’ trolls…wish they would all just go to Troll Island where they can run free with their idiotic comments.

      • mustbepbs

        Uhh..you know I’m not a troll here. I frequently comment here and participate whenever I can, and I watch all the shows.

        I’m merely expressing my opinion. Does it bother you that I don’t like something you like?

      • MrGi

        Poor manner: dissenting opinions are hardly trolling.

      • mustbepbs

        A little embarrassed now, are we?

    • mgamerz

      Except the Ouya will actually be sold.

  • Frank Urbanski

    I backed them on Kickstarter and I am excited to get it!

  • snowblind64

    Ohh Yeahhh!
    /Koolaid man

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself. :-P

    • snowblind64

      Grrr, why can’t I add images after I post.

  • http://twitter.com/pokemontez pokemontez

    As a backer, I’m excited that my OUYA should arrive in March!!

  • monkey082506

    Intrigued but not enough to back it out of the box, I’ll wait until I see the “have to have feature”.

  • DOUCHEBAG

    FIRST

    • DOUCHEBAG

      As the great Ray Lewis once said,.. “GOD IS AMAZING” OUYA is AMAZING….

  • Greg Morgan

    I need to see how it works as a finished product. If it does well, then I will purchase one.

    • WAldenIV

      I just don’t see the games ever amounting to anything close to console quality.

      • mustbepbs

        Especially with hardware that can’t be upgraded outside a complete replacement.

        • brando56894

          How is that any different than consoles themselves?

          • mustbepbs

            When the PS3 and 360 were released, they were ahead of their time. It cost consumers to have that technology, but it was an investment because, 7 years later, we still have great looking games on those systems, and games that look a lot better than at launch.

            The Ouya has specs that are outdated before it is released. Games that’ll push the boundaries will be meant for Tegra 4 and S4 Pro, not the old Tegra 3 hardware.

          • brando56894

            But that’s what happens when a startup corporation funds a device, they don’t have the power or anything else that goes with it to make their own components so they have to rely on what it already available. Anything that relies on something someone else created is always going to be outdated when it is released.

            Microsoft and Sony are worth billions of dollars and they have everything they need to develop next gen consoles that push the limits. I’d be surprised if OUYA is worth more than a million or so.

          • mustbepbs

            That’s exactly my point. It’s a waste of money. Even if it is only $99.

          • mgamerz

            Supporting indie developers who can’t afford paying thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to have an audience of people who play games on their TV is waste of money?

          • mustbepbs

            You support developers by purchasing their games. The games for Ouya will be the same for your smartphones and tablets. You aren’t supporting anyone but the makers of Ouya by purchasing it.

          • brando56894

            This isn’t just a gaming machine, it’s a mini android computer so it has many other uses other than games. Sure, that’s what it’s marketed for but when it won’t keep up with the super high end games in a year or so it will be perfectly fine for streaming 1080p media, browsing the web and many other things.

            For $99 it’s a steal. To get a comparable mini (x86-based) PC you’d spend at least $300. I know because before the Ouya was announced I bought a Zotac Zbox with an AMD Fusion e-350 and that’s how much it costs. I only use it to play media via XBMC too.

          • Thinkbeforeyoutalk

            I’m sorry, I was not aware Sony and Microsoft owned AMD. When did this happen. The OUYA I not meant to be a console crusher. By the way, the only area the console is lacking is graphic processing power, which is only slightly below that of the PS3. The cpu and ram both out rank that of the 360 and PS3. The issue here is not hardware, it’s developers. Unless this startup company (not lacking in hardware experience) gets support, we will never see a Tegra 4 upgrade for it.

          • brando56894

            What I was getting at was MS/Sony can say “Hey AMD make us this chip and we’ll pay for $50 Million to make it for us”. Ouya doesn’t have that kind of money. I’m assuming by “developers” you mean the software developers? That shouldn’t affect anything considering the games that will be playable on tablets and Phones will play on the Ouya in some shape or form. Console quality games and games that specifically make use of the controller may be hit or miss. I just read something where there are already 160 games build specifically for the Ouya.

        • edude03

          Not like the X360 or PS3 where you can just slap in a new video card or processor right?

          • mustbepbs

            The 360 and the PS3 are a lot more powerful than the Ouya, which has the same specs as the Nexus 7. Now if you think that the Nexus 7 is on par with those consoles, you need your head checked.

          • Bieber before hos

            I don’t understand your form of logic here, I don’t see PS3 or 360 on store shelves for $99. The point of replacing outdated consoles has always been the chance to play new games and experience new user interfaces. Ouya may not have the hardware to last 7 years, but it can get updated evey six months to a year just like cell phones, you could always have the latest and greatest console without needing to wait a decade for something new.

          • mustbepbs

            So instead of paying $200-300 for consoles that will last you years, you spend $99 every 6 months for an updated Ouya?

            There’s logic for you.

          • edude03

            LOL you’re logic is so bad I don’t know what to say. When the “current gen” came out, they were around 5/600, and now that years have gone by and they’re almost end of life, they have dropped to 2/300. The nice thing about buying a new OUYA every year or whatever it happens to be is it keeps innovation going. Games will never look better on 360 than they did when it came out, because it’s not going to get a new video card. Whereas with the OUYA we can keep pushing the graphics because a newer faster chip will be included in the next gen. Just like the iPhone

          • mustbepbs

            “Games will never look better on 360 than they did when it came out, because it’s not going to get a new video card.”

            Simply not true. Once developers figure out how to get the most out of the consoles, games look A LOT better. Just compare Halo 3 to Halo 4, Uncharted to Uncharted 3.

      • brando56894

        While I must agree that the Tegra 3 doesn’t compare to the Xbox 360 processor or PS3’s Cell processor, it is pretty damn nice for games (i have one in my Nexu s 7). The T4 would have been a better bet but then again it isn’t even in devices yet.

        • j__h

          Hopefully for v2

    • brando56894

      I’m sure it’s going to be a great product. I’ve been looking to get one of those “android on a stick” microPCs but most of them don’t have very good specs, except for FXI’s Cotton Candy which is $250 and still isn’t shipping to the USA AFAIK. I’m gonna wait until they get the hardware and software bugs squashed then I’ll scoop one up. I mainly want it as a HTPC to replace the $300 Zotac ZBOX that I have that only runs OpenELEC.