When OUYA made its official appearance about a year ago, it created quite a stir. Being the first Android-powered console, it received a lot of attention. Now the console is available at all major retailers including Best Buy, Game Stop, Amazon and Target, and is selling like hot cakes. And no wonder, since in addition to great specs, the device also carries an attractive price tag of just $99. Additional controller will cost you $49.
OUYA Android Game Console
The OUYA is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Tegra3 processor and boasts 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal flash storage. The console features HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD. The device also offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth LE 4.0, and USB 2.0. The OUYA ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The OUYA console is a popular product, no doubt about that. On June 26 the device was tagged as “temporarily out of stock” on Amazon, however, other retailers do not seem to have problems with availability.
There appear to be some issues with shipping the console to backers. The OUYA Android console started as a Kickstarter project and received support from 63,416 backers. It looks like many of them have not received their console until this day. The delays are caused by unusually high demand. Ouya’s Ken Stephens gave some hope to those still waiting, and explained that many items had been shipped from a holding facility in Hong Kong and should arrive in about two weeks time.