Android-powered Ouya games console released to public
Seven months after one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time, Ouya console begins shipping.
Ouya the company was last month joined by Kellee Santiago, co-founder of thatgamecompany, to head up developer relations. Her involvement in some of the past few years’ most critically-acclaimed indie games, including Flower, should add provide the fledgling console with some extra credibility.
Ouya isn’t the only Android-powered, crowd-funded games console on its way to market. Game Stick (pictured above) raised $650,000 on Kickstarter and is set to retail for $79, also at the end of June. The console itself is around the size of a USB thumb drive and tucks away neatly into the controller. It remains to be seen if either console will be able to steal the limelight from the PlayStation 4 and the successor to the XBox 360, likely to be released at the end of the year. However, pre-orders for the Ouya are already being accepted by high street retailers such as GameStop in the US and GAME in Britain.