What at week it has been! Gaming was moving smoothly with the daily PS4/Xbox 720 rumors, conversations about Wii U not being powerful enough and all else that’s par for the course. Then Ouya showed up, spoiling everyone’s party while starting their own. We lived in Ouya’s world this week, and it’s been quite a wonder to behold.
Ouya stunned gaming’s web. Literally. From dramatically surpassing its Kickstarter goal of $950,000, to becoming the fastest project to reach its goal, Ouya has now harnessed the attention of major industry players. Almost every website has written articles about the March 2013 console (that’s when it’ll launch, according to company founders), ranging from the overtly positive, to the downright nasty opinion pieces about why it’s destined to fail.
Yes, I’m intrigued. In truth, I’m quite surprised by the insanely positive response Ouya’s received, and I believe Sony and Microsoft are paying attention – they had better be.
Will Ouya put PS4 and Xbox 720 out of business? Don’t count on it, but it’ll disrupt how business is currently done in the games industry, and perhaps cause a revolution. It’s Ouya week, I reckon, share your thoughts, and tell us what’s going on with you this weekend.
Have a blessed one!