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Ouya Consoles Will Start Shipping On December 28th 121

Posted by timothy
from the did-you-bet-correctly? dept.
sfcrazy writes "Ouya has stuck to its deadlines. The team has posted an update on the official blog that the units will start shipping on the scheduled date of December 28th. These units are for those developers who backed the project on Kickstarter. There is some surprise for developers with this console. 'What we didn't tell you was that the advance dev consoles you ordered are pretty special – you'll know what I mean when you open yours. They're rare drops. :P,' says the official post."
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Ouya Consoles Will Start Shipping On December 28th

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  • Re:Suck it down (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Vanderhoth (1582661) on Friday November 30, 2012 @07:07PM (#42150115)
    I orderd one and am looking forward to getting it, but let's not count our eggs before they hatch.
  • by Qbertino (265505) on Friday November 30, 2012 @07:48PM (#42150567)

    I give Ouya a solid chance to disrupt console gaming and living-room computing on a totally new level.
    The two simple facts that it is a) dirt cheap and b) anybody who has one can develop for it, carries some hefty oomph that is probably already making some Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo execs getting nervous as we speak. I say it is no coincidence that Nintendo has anounced their Wii U Devkit will be free of charge for anybody who wants one.

    If this baby gains critical mass, which I hope and expect it will, it could very well become the best selling piece of electronics hardware in history. Bulk produce the Ouya beyond a few million pieces and you have a console with solid general purpose computing capabilities that most of earths population can afford. If that isn't killer potential, I don't know what is.

    My 2 cents.

  • by tepples (727027) <tepples AT gmail DOT com> on Friday November 30, 2012 @08:17PM (#42150859) Homepage Journal

    anybody who has one can develop for it

    Which I'm told will lead to over 90 percent of releases being crap [tvtropes.org], just like on Android and iOS. The North American video game market went into a recession in 1983 because too many companies were making crappy video games. When introducing the NES in the fourth quarter of 1985, Nintendo needed some way to reassure toy retailers that 90 percent of shelf space wouldn't be occupied by exactly what Theodore Sturgeon predicted, and the lockout chip was Nintendo's way of doing this.

    On the one hand, Ouya has no disc slot and is thus not limited by physical shelf space. On the other hand, it's still limited by screen space above the fold of the list of games in each genre.

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