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Submitted by moviewatcher 481d ago | news

Ouya: Room in the Market Alongside PS4, Next Xbox

Games Industry: Ouya, the open Android-based console designed by Yves Behar, is being shipped to its Kickstarter backers today, and the company officially announced this week at GDC that it will hit retailers in the US, UK and Canada on June 4. Ouya is promising "hundreds" of titles for the June 4 release and the $99 console will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, GAME, GameStop, Target, and the store on OUYA.tv. Additional controllers will be sold for $49.99. And for digital purchases, consumers will be able to get pre-paid cards with redeemable codes at retail if they wish. (Dev, Ouya)

GraveLord  +   481d ago
Console $99 w/ controller.

Controller sold seperately = $50

Who would buy such a cheap console? Especially when we already have out smartphones/tablets for these small games. Not worth it.
aviator189  +   481d ago
I honestly believe ouya will no more than serve and excite a small, niche community.
It won't even come close to threatening the big 3 current console makers.
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SilentNegotiator  +   480d ago
Unless they do the smart thing and fight tooth and nail to land contracts to get their system built in to name brand TVS.
DeadlyFire  +   481d ago
If enough developers support it I can see Andriod consoles cut into Nintendo's market share.
edonus  +   481d ago
The reality is that this is not the time to be trying to get in to the console gaming market. This a trick, you here all these "so called core gamers making these companies think the path is clear.

The truth is you can only launch in a period of weakness and turmoil... We dont have that in the industry right now The 360 and Ps3 are excellent consoles. They dont really give an opening for anything else. The Ps4 and nextbox should be able to maintain at least their current levels so there is no customers to steal.
sly-Famous  +   481d ago
This little console is going to do very well but will mostly compete with mobile gaming rather than the PS4 and xbox.
sashimi  +   481d ago
They aren't even in the same league so why keep trying to make it so? because its the only way to hype up Ouya -_-
Ouya will have its own niche market but imo it'll most likely be used more as a media player, browser rather than a game console.
stage88  +   481d ago
I'm buying it for emulators and XBMC alone.
azshorty2003  +   480d ago
Same. I can't wait to replace my giant HTPC with that tiny thing and run XBMC.

Hopefully it'll be easier for my wife to figure out.
Apocwhen  +   481d ago
You need to supply credit card details to download anything, even if it's a free title.

This requirement will kill the system.
Jek_Porkins  +   480d ago
I'm going to get one for the same reason I bought a PSP, emulators for classic NES, SNES, Genesis and PS1 games.
4lc4pon3  +   480d ago
i think the OUYA will do very well. for the emulators alone makes the OUYA awesome. I like all the comments saying "why do we need this when we can play the games on our cell phone"

I have a Galaxy S3 and a Note 2 and I will tell you playing games on my phones really sucks. Im glad they are releasing this so I can play my "ANDROID" games on my TV with a controller.

i have no doubt will offer me easier/better game play over my s3/note II and at an extremely cheap price. $100 is chump change.

No wonder the world sucks theres so much damn negativity its crazy. Someone invents a good product that will have a huge market especially bringing "mobile gaming" with a fully OPEN system to your home and people hate on it.
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azshorty2003  +   480d ago
Agreed. If people really enjoy playing games with crappy touch screen controls, then good for them. but I know I'm looking forward to playing all my roms with a proper controller and on my TV.
DG90  +   480d ago
I do think this will sell a decent amount.. I don't think it will concern Sony or MS.. even even Nintendo.. but I think this could be a great second console or even something for people's younger kids to play. Plus the second this comes out think of the mods.. it won't be a day one buy.. but after few months of mods etc I may pick one up. I do hope developers support it though.
AllroundGamer  +   480d ago
call it "Angry Bird Cube" - profit :)
azshorty2003  +   480d ago
It can sit along side those systems, because its not competing with them. People need to stop making that comparison.

It has potential. Just because it runs Android doesn't mean every game will be a crappy cell phone game. Once developers have time to work with it, I think it'll have some quality titles. No, the graphics won't even compare to PS4 and 720, but they could be good.
JBSleek  +   480d ago
I see a success. 100 bucks is an impulse. Time will tell and with yearly updates this can stay up to date.

Will be picking one up personally.
ziggurcat  +   480d ago
yeah, tucked away deep in a closet.

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