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Ouya has had some issues since its launch. Some backers who were promised early consoles didn't receive their devices until post-launch. Other received incomplete packages, or no response when reaching out to customer service. Ouya has heard the complaints, and founder Julie Uhrman is offering store credit to anyone who has experienced issues with their console.
If you feel you’ve had any kind of less-than-OUYA experience with us (a
polite way of saying at any time you felt pissed at us for whatever the
reason: late shipment, missing controllers, a delayed response to a CS
ticket you opened), we’d like to give you a store credit of $13.37 to
use toward any purchase(s) on DISCOVER.
If you're a Kickstarter backer, you should be receiving a message soon with instructions on how to redeem your $13.37 in Ouya store credit.
Head to page two to see the full message from Ouya founder Julie Uhrman.
Our TakeYou have to wonder if an additional incentive to give Ouya players credit is to encourage players to explore the store. Right now, Ouya players simply aren't buying games. Only 27% of owners have bought games on the store. Offering store credit is a way to get players to take a look, buy a game or two, and hopefully come back for more.
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Sounds like a GameStop mentality...resell for 75.. :/
I'm concerned about the future of a video game console when the customer has to be given store credit to actually buy a game (the primary function of a video game console). I guess they're swinging for the fences at this point. I hope, for Ouya's sake, that sales go up, because I think the Ouya could be pretty cool.
Well, still glad i didn't buy one.
I'd much prefer getting my second controller to a $13 store credit, especially considering how I didn't get my console until a week after launch...
Wow is this thing really that bad? I was thinking about picking one up if I had some side money but if people are getting Kickstarter support money back, it must be having problems....Until they get some reputable well liked games I don't think I will waste the hundred bucks.(That is a brand new game plus a game I might have been putting off buying for awhile!)
I hope they get it all worked out, and I think they will in time. They aren't Sony for Pete's sake. They are a new company so there are bound to be hiccups while they figure everything out. They'll get it together and it will be good for the industry when they do.
Why would anyone waste their money on this thing?
Well, I'll go ahead and use it, but I doubt I ever end up playing it much. Such a waste of money...