OUYA Console to Hit Stores in June

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman reports that the Android-based game console will hit select store shelves in June 2013. The system will be sold at Target, Best Buy, GameStop, and Amazon for $100. You can preorder an OUYA and extra controllers starting today, right here.

The OUYA (pronounced “oo-yah”), which received over $8.5 million in funding through Kickstarter last year, is a set-top box that plugs into a TV. The controller is a pretty standard game controller, but it has a screen-less touchpad in the middle of it.

The console will ship with one controller, with additional controllers available for $50. Already, over 68,000 consoles have been preordered. If you secured your OUYA by helping fund the console on Kickstarter, you’ll receive a unit in March. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until June.

Not many games have been formally announced for the system yet, but several titles have been thrown around in the press and the company’s marketing, including Minecraft, Final Fantasy III, Shadowgun, Canabalt, and Dead Trigger.

[Via The Wall Street Journal]

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  • http://twitter.com/klouud Timothy Polumbo

    I want something that will work with Wii controllers and play the Dolphin emulator in full 1080p HD with HDMI out. I softmodded my Wii to rip/play my games off a thumb drive! It would be nice transfer them to PC, convert to ISO, and drop them into a console that can play them in true HD. Because they were actually made in 1080p. Its strange that Nintendo’s Wii U doesn’t support Wii games in 1080p… hmm…

    • pholly

      Just get a decent PC, this thing definitely won’t do it.

      • http://twitter.com/klouud Timothy Polumbo

        Got any ideas for budget builds that are teeny tiny?

        • pholly

          If you want something small I would suggest a good laptop but why does size matter?

          • http://twitter.com/klouud Timothy Polumbo

            small because I don’t use Windows or Linux machines and it would be stationary – and I’m not running cords across the room because we are in an apartment (no running cords under the floor) and that looks tacky.

  • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

    Does anyone know what kind of titles will be available at release?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507323 Steve Palley

      my understanding is that there’s going to be a big launch lineup, both in terms of numbers and genre diversity… many of the titles will be ports from mobile gaming, though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Carlospanzram Carlos Panzram

        I thought I read that it worked with the google play store. Since its a mobile processor most games should work.

  • pholly

    I’ll wait for it to be $20 by the end of the year.