The Ouya is a small $99 android based console that was released in June. The problem was that nobody bought it. For those of you that didn’t know about or didn’t buy….I don’t blame you at all.
Now the Ouya got its start by the backing of Kickstarter.com reaching over 8 million dollars in backing money, making it the most successful gaming related project the website has ever held with Mighty No.9 coming in second. But we soon learned that Kickstarter isn’t a exactly a way that predicts the outgoing success of a certain project meaning that just because you do well on Kickstarter doesn’t mean your project won’t do well in the real world.
The console’s launch was plagued with troubles. 1) The first shipment of consoles didn’t reach to all of the backers who supported it. 2)For the people that did get the console on launch they suffered through malfunctioning controllers as the thumbstick didn’t work, the buttons get stuck and the Wi-Fi feature for some units were shoddy at best resulting in a feature that works on and off. And finally the fact that there aren’t that many games on it that you can’t play on your Android smartphone or Steam. There was also an immature vomit-fuelled Ouya advertisement that poked fun at $60 games, which got a lot of heat over its over-the-top usage of puke.