Ouya Will Be Hitting Store Shelves In June
Ouya is coming soon, and the company behind the Android-based console is cutting off at least some speculation off at the pass. If you're not a Kickstarter backer, just where the heck are you supposed to get one of these things. As it turns out, the answer is simple: a store.
Kickstarter backers will see their consoles starting in March, and the systems will be hitting store shelves in June. Ouya posted a list of retail partners on its Web site, and they're all familiar faces. They include Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop (Game Informer's parent company), and Target. Seeing these things on store shelves will add a degree of credibility to the system, which is critically important for an upstart like Ouya. The console and one controller will cost $100, with additional controllers going for $50.
Developers have already been tinkering around with the hardware, and we'll have to see if anyone has come up with a system-selling game before the launch.