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Submitted by gulevski 667d ago | opinion piece

Ouya Offers Nothing Compared to New Xbox and PlayStation Consoles

"The Ouya is, in a way, the little engine that could of the gaming world. A lot of the support for the Android-based gaming system is based around the fact that gamers and people inside of the industry want to see the “little guy” make an impact and for there to be an increased focus on the indie gaming scene" | Explosion.com (Industry, Microsoft, Ouya, PS4, Sony, Tag Invalid, Xbox One)

MultiConsoleGamer  +   668d ago
The author doesn't understand the market for this product.
bicfitness  +   667d ago
There is no real market for this product. People that want "dedicated" mobile games have tablets, Android and iPhones with HDMI out and any number of compatible controllers.

This is a niche within a niche product.
forcefullpower  +   667d ago
This product will sell to anyone than wants XBMC and Plex. You will find Devs will dissappear fast once they realise there is no money in it becuase everyone will pirate the games.
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Christopher  +   667d ago
The people interested in this are the people who own a Roku or similar device. It's meant to expand on what the Roku can do.
Ritsujun  +   667d ago
Ouya's a sacrificial console.
ApolloTheBoss  +   667d ago
This is good if you want to play emulators but yes everything else is pretty unnecessary.
3-4-5  +   667d ago
or ya know we have a psp , vita or 3DS.
bicfitness  +   667d ago
"3-4-5" Dedicated "mobile" games, handheld ones are in a different stratosphere, as far as I'm concerned. Physical controls and the average production value is much higher than an Android/ iOS game. But, OUYA only does Droid/ iOS ports, hence why I never mentioned handheld games as there's very little crossover, SE and the occasional DS port aside.
dvewlsh  +   667d ago
It's a super niche market.

Personally, I think that it's kind of cool and will be picking one up, but I just don't see it becoming even a little bit of a success. A small subset of the market want something new and different while most of the market just wants another Call of Duty and a platform to play that on.

We've seen a ton of people try their hands at consoles in the past that didn't have a market and they are all footnotes or the punchline to obscure jokes now.
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Godmars290  +   667d ago
I don't understand the market for it. The Steam Box either, other than that Valve fans are crazy for it.
Rush  +   667d ago
The Steam Box has a massive ecosystem behind it with thousands of AAA titles on offer. Ouya has a gimped Android app store how can you compare the two?
Godmars290  +   667d ago
Steam Box either has everything on Steam or it'll have next to everything on it due to possible hardware limitations. Nothing that isn't already available through PC, and nothing that's going to be at the massive graphical quality PC fanboys repeatedly demand and gush over.

Its automatically going to appeal to the Steam crowd because of the Steam name, but will it attract anyone from the general consumer market is the thing. In that instance it'll likely do no better than Ouya.
aceitman  +   667d ago
I know they raised all that money but I don't think they have enough money to advertise it. which can make or break it.
Hicken  +   667d ago
I'm willing to bet you poured some money into this thing. That's why you push it so hard and think people don't understand its "market."

Ouya's either catering to a market that doesn't exist, or one that's so small it's not likely to be profitable, let alone the major player you want to believe it can be.
specialagent4532  +   667d ago
Agreed, the Ouya is being targeted at gamers that are into open source and indie game developers.
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PirateThom  +   667d ago
I like the concept of the Ouya solely for emulation of older games, but the price is just too high when I could connect my phone to my TV and a controller to the phone and achieve the same thing.

£50? I'll jump.
specialagent4532  +   667d ago
True but the Ouya is coming with its own gaming library not the game library found on Google play store.
cee773  +   667d ago
but it runs on android, watch the hackers bring ouya games to many android devices, hell you can run apk's on kindle fire lol
kwyjibo  +   667d ago
I think Ouya's going to be more of a streaming box than anything else. Nothing wrong with that at the price it's going for.
Dlacy13g  +   667d ago
What Ouya offers is a cheap entry price for a console like experience on your TV....and playing what amounts mobile games adapted for controller play.
mamotte  +   667d ago
Only a $99 price tag, and cheap games, wich sometimes are free.
RE_L_MAYER  +   667d ago
Ouya? More like SEEYA
MilkMan  +   667d ago
The OUYA will be a heaven sent platform for Indie developers and Triple devs wanting to try different IPS.
The value of this cannot be understated.
This can be used as an inexpensive test bed. Think how great it could be if a game like Bulletstorm was developed for OUYA first, whatever the kinks are could have been ironed out on the OUYA and if it made sense then a version of it could have been developed for the other consoles.

It great business and something all devs have been asking for for years.

Its cost effective and inexpensive and you will get immediate reaction by the public. No 40k thresholds to update your software like FEZ dev found out to his dismay with Xbox. No money wall to interfere.
specialagent4532  +   667d ago
Now that sounds like heaven for game developers which is a good thing. I do want to add that this product was crowd funded by gamers and promoted by gamers for gamers.
teedogg80  +   667d ago
This is something my kids might enjoy. Not really for me though.
Jek_Porkins  +   667d ago
Well I'm not sure it was trying to compete with the PlayStation or Xbox brands. I own a PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, but I'm also going to get one of these so I can run emulators through an HD input. I love retro gaming, but it was difficult to hook everything up at once, so something like this will be perfect.

Everyone who has been riding the "indie" wave should be on board for this, those developers finally have a cheap console to work with.
contradictory  +   667d ago
you could always use the PC if you have HDMI output
to emulation
ironically enough i was thinking of doing exactly the same thing with Ouya though
Jek_Porkins  +   667d ago
My PC is terrible, honestly I just wanted to kick back in my recliner and play some of those retro games on my TV. I actually have a Genesis, NES, Super Nintendo and PS1 emulator on my PSP, which is fun for when I'm on the go. I have like 10 different memory units with 100's of classic games on them.
ziggurcat  +   667d ago
"Ouya Offers Nothing Compared to New Xbox and PlayStation Consoles"

- captain obvious
Chevalier  +   667d ago
I hear it plays MKV and MP4 files so if that's true it'll be the reason I buy it is to play video files, lol.
cyclindk  +   667d ago
It is sorta... cute though. Use it for like a decorative statue or something.

"Here mom, it's called an 'Ouya,' happy mother's day."
MAULxx  +   667d ago
It's going to have two Shadowrun games that are nothing like the sorry FPS game on the 360.
Bonerboy  +   667d ago
Cool idea on paper, but its a damned crowded market with the "piston" steam thingy, endless pc upgrades, the new ps4 and xbox, wiiU, hand held stuff, mobile phone stuff, i-pad etc etc . Bad timing, and I cant see this thing staying afloat for long even at 100.00 price point. It just doesnt seem unique and its just too casual. Meh.
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