Ouya Kickstarter: $3 Million And Counting In Just Two Days


Ouya is wanted by many gamers, that’s for sure. The console’s Kickstarter has become the fastest to top the $1 million mark, setting an all new record, and showing no signs of a slow down. As of press time, $3,170,752 had been raised.

Simply stunning.

Speaking during the MobileBeat 2012 conference today, console designer Yves Behar said:

“The gaming community [...] wants to be engaged, wants something new, wants it to be open. There’s lots of programmers, hackers, [and] game developers that don’t want to pay the huge fees that it takes to get a developer kit [for a major console].

There’s just not a lot of attention, of love and care and attention, on the [Andorid] platform. But that’s changing. We need to refine and detail things to be true to what their use and intention is, while building personality, while building brands. That’s the really exciting challenge when it comes to UI/UX for us.”

We have an in depth look of the new console here. Support on Kickstarter here.

The console will see a launch March 2013.

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6 Comments on "Ouya Kickstarter: $3 Million And Counting In Just Two Days"

  1. SHADOWBOXER July 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm -

    whoa, is that already out?

  2. Ernice Gilbert July 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm -

    March 2013.

  3. linglingjr July 11, 2012 at 11:45 pm -

    that is crazy 3 million dollars! wow

  4. nick July 12, 2012 at 6:40 am -

    i really hope this takes off like you know what off a shovel!
    than hopefully they will release a much, much more powerful system!
    than maybe, just maybe give M$ and $ony a bloody nose with a next gen system just like this!!!!!!!!!

  5. benzo July 12, 2012 at 8:04 am -

    Funny how they are crapping on the gaming industry as too restricted and smothers creativity,yet gamers themselves are to blame for that. From hackers to people who only shell out money for COD games we are all too blame. New IPs drop and gamers dont support/buy them so they fail. And when new IPs fail, new companies fail…38 Studios. The creator of this machine is so down on the industry,but is trying to build a console to make $$$. Thats the bottom line here,these people wanna make $$$ plain and simple. Their rhetoric is very flowery and sounds good to the anti-industry gamers,but comes off as lip service to me. Lets hope that when this system comes out we get some good and true innovation. Not a bunch of Angry Bird clones or crappy mobile games. And I also hope that programmers/hacks dont do stuff to breech security or other stuff that hacks like to do that normal joes hate. I would not be against buying this console in addition to whatever the next gen brings. At the end of the day,this console is not going to be direct competition,rather an option for those who want to do more that just play games. Anyone who thinks this will steal people way from next gen consoles from the big 3 are wrong in my opinion. At $100, this console WILL have a place at the table,but wont be sitting at the head. And one last note, it really burns me that people will line up to throw $$$ at something that is still just a concept,but refuse to support new companies with new IPs. Would have been nice to see this type of support for 38 Studios,Black Rock Studios,EA Visceral,Kaos Studios,many THQ studios,and dozens of others that have closed in the past 2 yrs. Like is said, if anyone is to blame for all the stuff that Yves Behar is complaining about it is the gaming community.

  6. Ernice Gilbert July 12, 2012 at 10:44 am -

    Great points, Benzo!

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