OUYA Pre-orders Kick Off, Available Direct or Through Popular Retailers

Posted on February 5, 2013 2:12 PM by Rob Williams

Pre-orders have just kicked-off for OUYA, the small, affordable and “open” game console based on Android. Available direct or through common retailers like Amazon and GameStop, OUYA’s price-tag sits at an expected $99.99, with extra controllers being priced at $49.99 (in-line with mainstream consoles). Those who took advantage of the appropriate tiers in the project’s Kickstarter will receive their consoles a couple of months in advance, March 2013, versus June 2013 for everyone else.


The fact that OUYA will be available on the store shelves of popular retailers proves that when a Kickstarter project is run by people who understand the business, great things can happen. Less than a year ago, OUYA was but a mere concept page on the Internet. Soon, it’ll be seen in GameStop, Target and others. That’s impressive. Soon, we’ll find out whether or not OUYA can fulfill its potential that all of the hype has built up.

  • Kayden

    I still don’t think this will go anywhere, mainly cause you don’t own anything it’s all rent with the games and when people realize that it will turn them off or if their inet sucks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/deathspawner Rob Williams

      I am not following. What do you mean the games are only rented? As far as I’m aware, the OUYA takes advantage of the Google Play store, where game purchases are retained and can be used on multiple devices. It’ll also have its own store, but once the content is purchased, it’s yours. This is no different than purchasing a game off of Xbox Live Arcade.

      • Kayden

        I was under the impression that AAA games or disc media games would be rented and then streamed but never owned. Am I thinking of something else again?

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