Ouya Android games console goes on sale for $99

ouyaIt began as a Kickstarter project nearly a year ago, but the Ouya Android gaming console is finally set to go on sale tomorrow.

The Nvidia Tegra 3-powered console will sell for $99 in major retail stores in the US, UK and Canada including Amazon.com and Target today.

However, some are commenting on the expensive price for extra controllers. While you’ll get one controller in the Ouya bundle, extra Bluetooth-powered controllers are selling for $49.

The crowd-funded project was meant to launch on June 4, but was delayed to keep up with demand from retailers. But the Ouya team has also taken the opportunity to ensure the controller design does have problems with sticking buttons, as some Kickstarter backers had initially found.

The Ouya project was looking for $US950,000 funding from its Kickstarter effort. It finished on August 9 last year with more than $US8.5million pledged.

The Ouya is powered Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 SoC CPU, accompanied by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board flash.

It comes with one standard Type-A USB port plus another miniUSB OTG port. It’s also well connected for networking with Ethernet (RJ45), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth all included.

Video output is via HDMI connector on the back to your big-screen TV.

According to the Ouya website, there are 172 games for the system at time of publishing.

The console has just gone on sale at the Besy Buy.

 

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