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This Tiny $99 Android Game Console Wants To Destroy PS4 And Xbox One

Ouya hopes its cheaper cube-shaped console will prevail over the long-established gaming triumvirate's pricier hardware. The new device has more than 150 free-to-try games, media features such as Flixster and radio service TuneIn, and an open ecosystem built on Google's Android operating system.

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The_Infected1196d ago

Wants to but never will. This thing is nothing compared to PS4 and Xbox One.

SynGamer1196d ago

Was JUST going to post the exact same thing. I'm hearing some not-so-great things about the Ouya too, especially with build quality. I mean...it's to be expected for only $99, but I'm tired of people thinking mobile is going to completely overtake/overshadow consoles.

Two completely different markets that if done right, should compliment each other, not compete.

iGAM3R-VIII1195d ago

This Fiat or Smart Car wants to destroy your Lamborghini or Bugatti in a race

anyway, Android gaming is not taken seriously enough to be on par with consoles, I do not think it ever will be as well

HammadTheBeast1195d ago

^ Technically a Fiat could. The Lamborghini or Bugatti would probably run out of gas halfway.

But who am I kidding, MS and Sony have tons of First Party Studios.

inveni01195d ago (Edited 1195d ago )

Hey, Ouya, show me an Android game that can compete with ANY of Sony's first-party studios.

Yeah...that's what I thought.

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Perjoss1195d ago

I read a review for this thing yesterday, they were saying it has frame rate issues on games that run perfectly on a phone...

Heartnet1195d ago

Most likely cause those games were optimized to run on certain hardware or sumin

BISHOP-BRASIL1195d ago

Not surprised, phones and tablets that actually run demanding games decently still cost about as much as PS4 when subsidized, or well above 500 when bought with no phone plan involved.

I know phone builders don't exactly take it easy with pricing, but even considering a big profit per unit, the hardware cost alone must be way over Ouya's 99 bucks for any high quality mobile device today.

greenlantern28141195d ago

I only know a handful of people who even know what ouya even exists. And no body that wants it. And can you really see some going to best buy and picking up ouya over any console. I don't think so

SpinalRemains1381195d ago (Edited 1195d ago )

You could have said the same thing about the Wii late 04.

Then when Wii hit shelves, ppl went berserk for it. It was a Nintendo product and that of course mattered, but the Ouya has Android behind it. Millions and millions play all those silly Android games on their mobile devices already, and a 100 bucks is nothing really for the ability to play them all on your tv with a nice little gamepad.

I say this thing does surprisingly well.
Casuals are gonna eat this thing up like Angry Birds and Fruit Samurais.

StockpileTom1195d ago

@SpinalRemains138

Those games are popular on mobile devices simply because of convenience they didn't buy those devices for the games... They bought the games because they already had the device. Convincing those crowds to pick up a dedicated device for those games won't be easy.

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Relientk771196d ago

I have zero interest in getting a Ouya, and I dont think the Ouya even has a chance. Hardcore gamers aren't gonna buy it, they're gonna buy PS or Xbox, which are 4x and 5x the price.

I'm buying PS4 and that's $300 more

ChickeyCantor1195d ago

"Hardcore gamers aren't gonna buy it"

You honestly think they are aiming this at "hardcore" gamers?

shivvy241195d ago (Edited 1195d ago )

i dont see the point of ouya , we have adroid tabs/phones for that ! and theres not too omany great games

Kurylo3d1194d ago

Sadly, casual gamers already have this console.. its called a phone or tablet. So causual and hardcore are out. Whose left? Geeks who dont own pcs already? lol. Its a good try... respect that, but so far i see no real marketing for it nor do i see a reason to have one if i have a tablet or smart phone. I mean lets face it. Tablet and smartphone tech has already gone past this "console". I mean its stuck on tegra 3, tegra 4 will be out soon enough lol.. hell tegra 5 will soon enough. Tegra 2 and 3 seemed like a stepping stone to greater things.

Donnieboi1196d ago

Without the ability to play discs and have used games, most stores won't carry it. So it has no chance, just based on that point alone.

Also, it is just an android on the TV. The games are mostly free, not many are premium games, so quality is not guaranteed. MANY are micro-transaction games, meaning it is P2W = "Pay-To-Win". Difficulty in those games are not challenging--they are outright unfair and unbeatable/unplayable due to the fact that u must pay microtransactions in order to win. They suck u in and make it easy at first, then make it impossible to win later.

Not fun.

So these factors (plus the crappy graphics card and lack of support) will see to it that the Ouya stays as a novelty item, at best.

nick3091196d ago

You cant trade mobile games since forever+ mobile games sale easily because they are cheaply priced. Multiply 99 cents times millions. Yea i know mobile games arent what hardcore gamer wanna play but there is tons of casual players.

gamer421195d ago

Do you honestly think casuals are remotely interested in the Ouya? Why play phone games when they can play those on your phone? Your phone is more accessible than the Ouya and the games will probably look better on a smaller screen than on your t.v. The only thing remotely interesting about it is it's emulator, and even then only a few people will buy just for that.

Baka-akaB1195d ago

Seriously who are you kidding ? Casual gamers have access to simpler and cheaper means to play games .

Hell Casual means they wont even know about the ouya's existence

Heartnet1195d ago

Most game stores will stock a few i think and im sure they can make a deal with google to stock android gift cards that would fun this

Donnieboi1195d ago

GAME UK promised to stock a few. No one else did. Maybe Amazon, but with no advertising, how will casuals even find Ouya on Amazon, among the billions of other items (whether gaming or not) that are already vying for their attention on Amazon?

StockpileTom1195d ago

Retailers carry disk based games as something to get people into their doors. They make very little profit margins off the games themselves and instead get most profit off of hardware and accessories.

Used games however is a different story completely as those do net them HUGE profit margins and every retailer now is wanting a piece of that.

If they can get a high enough profit margin off the Ouya to justify the footprint on the shelves then they just might carry it. I think it will likely have many of those dumb mobile games on it but I also think that the intent is to be a more open platform experiment.

Support from small developers is part of what made this thing happen in the first place. With Sony allowing self publishing on the PS Store I have to wonder if all of them will flock to Sony and try to take their shot with the big boys of the industry.

The excitement for the Ouya was high at first from a small developer standpoint... even I was mildly interested but now all I can do is sigh and move on. Retail or not I don't see this coming even remotely close to what it takes to "Destroy PS4 and Xbox One."

DJMarty1196d ago

LOL, not in a million years

T21195d ago

Wow ive had android for five years not one game ive played longer than a couple weeks

Heartnet1195d ago

Tbh a couple of weeks on one game is quite a long time...

GreenRanger1195d ago (Edited 1195d ago )

The only thing this thing is going to destroy is uh....um.....ah crap, I can't think of anything...