Ouya Android Gaming Console Coming to Best Buy, Amazon, Target and Gamestop, Priced at $100
The famous Ouya cube, used to play Android games has now been pegged for a release on big retail chains such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Gamestop. It will reach those bigshots in June, with a price tag of $100. This is a tiny cube that connects to the TV set and allows you to access thousands of games, but it’s also an open platform for game developers.
It has roots in crowd-sourced funding, being one of the biggest success stories on Kickstarter. Extra controllers will be priced at $49.99 and sold by the same retail chains mentioned above. The Ouya controllers also have a touchpad, aside from the standard buttons. 68,000 backers are behind the Ouya right now and the company is selling units every day, with the number of orders increasing every month. Now with the retails chains jumping on the bandwagon, Sony and Nintendo have serious reasons to worry.
Ouya features 1 GB of RAM, HDMI out, it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, open to rooting without voiding the warranty and it relies on the quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor to run apps. The CPU has a 1.7 GHz frequency and we also get 8 GB of flash storage and WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet on the device.