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Pach-Attack: Are Android Consoles Already Dead?

"Michael Pachter foretells if the failures of Ouya and Game Stick have signified the end for mini-consoles."

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MultiConsoleGamer1475d ago

Strangely enough Ouya hasn't failed. It has become quite a popular little niche console with the hipsters. There is even a limited edition bundle on the way.

GameStick failed because its buggy as hell and has seen little or no marketing. Aside from the bugs it's actually a cool piece of tech.

admiralvic1475d ago

Generally successful and appealing to a small minority don't go hand and hand...

KonsoruMasuta1475d ago (Edited 1475d ago )

Ouya isn't doing well. Half of the gamers I talk to don't even know what the hell it is. Android consoles didn't die. They were never thriving in the first place.

The true definition of DOA.

OrangePowerz1475d ago

Being only popular with a very small group could be qualified as failure.

Rzep1475d ago

How ironic of you to say that with that profile pic.

OrangePowerz1475d ago

I'm aware.that the DC was a failure despite of being a great console just like the GameCube. Unfortunately a great device can still be a failure.

Silly Mammo1475d ago

Gaming Hipsters! "PS4 and X1 are so mainstream! Everyone knows Android is where all the best little known indie games are. That's why you should only game on the Ouya." :0P

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come_bom1475d ago (Edited 1475d ago )

I have little too no interest in any android console... or IOs console for that matter.

Pogmathoin1475d ago (Edited 1475d ago )

There must always be an affordable system to allow homebrew developers thrive, they are the future of our business. Back in the Amiga/ST days, what was made was incredible for its time...

@ multiconsolegamer, are those disagrees because you play more than just a PS? That's a no no here...

admiralvic1475d ago

They're getting disagrees, because you can hardly say the Ouya is doing good, well or even acceptable when an extremely small demographic enjoys it.

KonsoruMasuta1475d ago

Those disagrees are because he is wrong. Ouya is terrible.

MultiConsoleGamer1475d ago (Edited 1475d ago )

PS4Beaver, I like to go against the crowd. I follow the games.

On topic, Ouya just got picked up by one of the biggest retailers in the world. Average gamers don't realize that's quite an achievement. It more than proves the system is not a failure and is far from being still born.

Zichu1475d ago

If the that retailer isnt selling any of those systems, it's not doing very good...

admiralvic1475d ago

I don't think they were ever alive or a wise idea. While there are a lot of nice mobile games (when you look at them in the context of being a small game on your phone and when not compared to the Ngauge), there aren't many casual gamers that want to spent $50 or $100 to get a cheap machine that can play them on the TV.

pop-voxuli1475d ago

Hell, more like "Still born"

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