The Kickstarter funded OUYA game console is all set to be available in open market via retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Gamestop in the United States. The console will be sold at $100 in June 2013, claims Digits, a Wall Street Journal blog.
The company will also be selling additional controllers for $50 via retailers, which is $20 than what OUYA is asking on its website.
To remind you, OUYA raised more than $8.5 million from a Kickstarter campaign and has already been taking pre-orders on its website. According to OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman, it already has more than 68,000 consoles on order but did not specify the exact number.
Julie added that the official unveiling is next month, when Kickstarter backers will get their units, followed by shipping of online pre-orders from OUYA website in April. The retail availability will begin in June.
OUYA Tech specs:
- Tegra3 quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of internal flash storage
- HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth LE 4.0
- USB 2.0 (one)
- Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
- Android 4.0
Some experts from OUYA CEO interview with Digits:
According to OUYA CEO, there are going to be 200 OUYA compatible game-titles and a large number of them are OUYA exclusive.
On upcoming XBOX, PlayStation:
“We don’t need to beat Xbox or Sony or any console that enters the marketplace, we need to carve out our own niche. OUYA offers a very different value proposition to the gaming you can currently experience,” said Julie Uhrman.