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Submitted by jeremy23 468d ago | news

OUYA Pre-orders at GameStop & GAME Stores Low - GameStop Employees are Dumb

It seems as though the pre-orders for the OUYA in retail stores is very low. The release date of June 4th appears to be in question, and GameStop employees appear to know nothing at all. (Android, GAME.co.uk, GameStop, Industry, Mobile, Ouya)

Rockefellow  +   469d ago
The Ouya won't make Gamestop or GAME much money compared to a real platform. I can't wait to see this garbage fail. Even hardcore supporters are bound to be enraged when a new edition comes out in 8-12 months that makes the current unit obsolete.
Blacktric  +   468d ago
"GameStop Employees are Dumb"

"Read full story >>
ouyaforum.com "

Buyer's remorse at its best.
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kreate  +   468d ago
i'll pick one up for $99.
isnt the games free or something?
in a similar way of the android games?
Blacktric  +   468d ago
Some of them are as far as I know but to be able to download demos from the store, you need to enter your credit card info.
kreate  +   468d ago
@blacktric

oh i didnt know that about the credit card.

this is the thing i hate about the credit card, what if my daughter goes on it and start pressing random buttons and rake up thousands of dollars worth of purchases... geez

im always up for free but hate it when they put certain process in place that makes the 'free' not worth it anymore.
Baka-akaB  +   468d ago
Lol it is ridiculous to expect them to know of a machine with very low demand and hype outside of the net . Ouya fans are in clear lala land if they believe the general public knows about it and and the retail system will cater much to such a niche .

It will have its followers , but still will remain a niche
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Zichu  +   468d ago
There's definitely a market out there for it. I just checked on Kickstarter for it again and most of the backers get an OUYA anyway.

I don't see it doing very well for people who don't keep up to date with consoles, games, etc. These will be your average consumers that might pop into a game store to buy a game for a family member or something. They won't know what an OUYA is.

I'm not interested in the console. If I want to play Android games, I will use my smartphone. It's something I will have for the rest of my life or until they become obsolete and something else takes over... I don't really sit down and spend hours upon hours playing games on my phone. I probably have 2 or 3 games and after a couple of weeks I will uninstall it. They are mainly there to pass the time for like 5 or 10 minutes when you are in the car, on the train, on the bus, etc.

Games like FF3 can be played on the NDS and PSP which a lot of gamers will most likely own.
DeadlyFire  +   468d ago
Its basically a PS1.5

Its dev kit scores 2.1 Gigaflops.
PS2 scores 6 Gigaflops.

I disagree with you on it not selling well outside of the console informed folks. At $99 bucks it will still sell faster than new gen consoles if marketed right. A year later we will see it improve. It will be miles behind Nintendo even but its a nifty thing to have if your considering going into game development. Start out with some simple games with PS1 like graphics and move on to something better as time moves on.
Realplaya  +   468d ago
Thing is who is giving up there Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft branded consoles for a system that plays the same games as there phones?
Same thing with that steam console if you have a computer do you buy a console that only plays games that you can play on your super computer?
Even if it is something you plug up to your TV.
Zichu  +   468d ago
I would say console owners would get a Steambox. Some people don't like the hassle of building a computer or just don't know how to.

It can also be quite costly, especially if you don't really know what you're looking for. My first build was expensive because I didn't know what was necessary. I was going for really expensive parts that weren't exactly that powerful.

The good thing about Steam is that the library is huge, the games are cheaper than console games and they have sales very often.
JohnDread  +   468d ago
The general public doesn't know crap about Ouya. I don't know anyone (who isn't a passionate gamer) who even knows it exists. I see why they created Ouya and there might even be enough people who want something like that but internet-only marketing won't do them any good.

Overall, I don't see a future for the console and I'm pretty happy about that because I see mobile-/app-games as cancer to the industry.
Baka-akaB  +   468d ago
Well it is a cancer . Until it figures out how to do more than silly demo tech/ports and subpar clones of existing games and genre .... to actually provide interesting content ( and please spare me the "it's not so bad FOR a mobile device" kind of games) it is a waste of ressource and time .

I dont care much if those brings big money to publishers i'm looking out for my personal entertainement as a gamer
gameangel  +   467d ago
So... person on forum phones a few stores and then makes a forum post about it.

ok, next...

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