Ouya Game Console Preorders Start Today

by Nate Wooley | February 5, 2013 11:54 am

ouya 300x160 Ouya Game Console Preorders Start Today[1]An all-new game console, OUYA, begins accepting preorders today.

The system — which was originally funded by a Kickstarter campaign — has several retailers accepting preorders today, The Wall Street Journal is reporting[2]. Among the retailers taking orders are Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN[3]), GameStop (NYSE:GME[4]), Target (NYSE:TGT[5]) and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY[6]).

The system will be in stores in June, and the initial pricing for the console is approximately $100. Controllers are also going on sale for $50. The system is a plug-in television-based system that runs games developed for Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG[7]) Android operating system. Development of games is free to all and even system mods and new peripherals require no licensing.

OUYA used crowdfunder Kickstarter to raise more than $8.5 million for its start-up capital. The company has been taking preorders on its website and has more than 68,000 on order (including backers), according to CEO Julie Uhrman.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ouya.jpg
  2. The Wall Street Journal is reporting: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/02/05/ouya-finds-a-friend-with-amazon/
  3. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN
  4. GME: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GME
  5. TGT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TGT
  6. BBY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BBY
  7. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
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  9. What Will Sony Unveil at Feb. 20 Press Event?: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/what-will-sony-unveil-at-feb-20-press-event/
  10. China Might End Game Console Ban: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/china-might-end-game-console-ban/

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