[LINK] OUYA Official Web Site
Today in gaming: after ten years of waiting for the consoles to get their act together and upgrade their systems, it turns out a new-comer has snuck in with a system all her own. Julie Uhrman launched a successful Kickstarter campaign and now her company is shipping out OUYAs to all the people who helped to support her after less than a year.
The company also announced today that the OUYA will be available for the public on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
But what kind of titles will it have? After all, it's a brand new box. The official press release says that the system will have eight titles to chose from, including Final Fantasy III, Saturday Morning RPG, and Puddle.
However, many developers, including an announcement today from Advanced Mobile Applications, have announced that they will be adding their games to the roster.
It's a long time between now and June.
OUYA also released version 1.0.2 of their development kit yesterday. With this software, anyone with Java coding knowledge can build a game for this console.
Finally, I got my hands on the specs for the final version of this thing. It's worth noting that the game console itself is physically smaller than the controller you play it with. They are as follows:
- Case: Sand-Blasted Aluminum and Plastic
- CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core*
* 1.7GHz speed according to NVIDIA
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Storage: 8GB Internal Flash Storage (Expandable via USB Port)
- USB: One USB 2.0 Port, One Micro USB port
- Connectivity: WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Ethernet Port, and Bluetooth
- Output: HDMI (up to 1080p HD)
- Dimensions: 75mm x 75mm x 82mm (2.9in x 2.9in x 3.2in)
- Weight: 300g (10.5 oz)
You'll be able to buy this device via Amazon, Best Buy, GAME, GameStop and Target.