The Viability Of The Ouya As A Next Generation Console

"As you may have seen, JPS posted a review of the Ouya console just a little over a week ago. JPS found the console to have some potential, but was very flawed for a variety of reasons. The Ouya was first pitched as a developer friendly alternative to the likes of the major consoles, as it couldn’t of course compare with the graphical capabilities of systems like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, Ouya chief executive Julie Uhrman said that their goal was to compete against the gaming giants of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo anyways. After some time with the console, I thought I would discuss how I felt about the viability of the Ouya as a standalone console in this gaming market."


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UltimateMaster1515d ago

Much like the console.
Beyond being a decent emulator, there's not much to say about it.
They are supposed to release a bigger one each year.

3-4-51515d ago

It's part of this generation of gaming but I wouldn't market it as "Next-Gen".

The "Next-gen" thing has kind of got out of control a bit and that it's not usually properly used.

* The "NEXT-GEN" that everybody keeps referring to as " Next-gen", is actually THIS GEN NOW.

* " Next GEn" isn't for like 5-6 years.

* After the World Cup 2014 is over, we won't still referrer to it as Next World Cup...

Current gen should be used again.

DeathOfTheFanBoy1515d ago (Edited 1515d ago )

Ouya is going to be my next purchase, I want it solely for emulating snes/megadrive/nes etc, it's nice to have all the original consoles of which most I've owned at one point or another but the convenience is the real seller for me.

I have my PSP running all the emulators for when I fly etc but I want something plugged into my main TV too.

I'm sure this will offend many people and I apologize but for the main part I only emulate games that I HAVE paid for for in the past.

contradictory1515d ago

i'd recommend just plugging the PC to your tv by HDMI
and using the emulators with that

especially since from what i've heard Ouya has trouble with some emulators like the N64 one

also the obvious perk of not wasting your money on the Ouya is a plus

UltimateMaster1515d ago (Edited 1515d ago )

Any Pc can do the trick
Any Android phone can emulate too.
Of course, that's if you're not looking for optimal experience. Emulators are so-and-so, often resulting in too much frames at a time or not enough.

PS4 is supposed to get PS1 and PS2 emulation.
Wii and Wii U have Virtual Console.

A better device is the NVIDIA Shield, that actually has some raw power to it.
Ouya can't play DS games nor PSP games properly.

If you want an Android device for emulation, better get the Shield instead.

But if you want the true experience then wait until the platform owners actually remaster the game for the platform (PS4 or Wii U) or play it on the original console.

The PS4 plans 1080p on it's PS2/PS1 games, so that looks interesting.

NeoTribe1515d ago

Ouya isnt even last gen. Ouya is pretty much on life support at this point. Pointless crappy idea.

Einhert1515d ago

Considering you can play most of those games on your android phone, pretty pointless and an android game will never be a killer app for a console.

Milesprowers1515d ago (Edited 1515d ago )

If you can build a PC , you do not need Ouya, If you want a compact PC that fits under TV Unit, check out Mini-Itx

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