Ouya Android Gaming Console


Raking in over $8.5 million in Kickstarter funding, the Ouya is a little console that is set to disrupt the traditional $400-500 black do-it-all game consoles by Sony and Microsoft. Powered by Android and no larger than three-inches on each side, the Ouya is basically a suped-up smartphone that isn’t limited by a battery. It’s got a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, NVIDIA Tegra 3 graphics chip, 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. The Ouya can output 1080p video via HDMI and has a standard USB port along with a micro USB. 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and ethernet are built-in and the Android version is 4.1 Jelly Bean. Each Ouya comes touchpad-equipped controller at its center; additional controllers cost $49.99

In addition to Android games, the Ouya also supports music and video via TuneIn Radio and TwitchTV. The Ouya team teases Netflix, Hulu, Google Play and Amazon support may arrive, too. XBMC and streaming game service OnLive are also supported on the tiny console.

While early Kickstarter backers started getting their units a few months ago, the Ouya officially available at select retails — Best Buy, GAME, GameStop, Amazon Target and Ouya’s site — starting today. From the looks of it, most of them are already sold out.

Price: $99.99
Source: Ouya

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