Ouya Kickstarter closes at $8.58 million
posted on 08.09.12 at 01:31 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Ouya web portal launched. Taking pre-orders.

Ouya closed its Kickstarter campaign today with $8,584,466 raised from 63,308 backers. It exceeded its intial $950,000 goal by 903 percent. 

Console manufacturer Boxer8 have since launched an official Ouya web portal, separate from the project’s Kickstarter blog, accessible at Ouya.tv. The site currently contains the Kickstarter pitch video, a form to receive e-mail updates, and the option to pre-order a console. If you choose to pre-order, you will receive your Ouya in April 2013. If you pledged support for Ouya via Kickstarter and chose one of the options that included the Ouya console as a reward, you will still receive your unit in March.

Ouya promises to crack open the TV set, or what it describes as “the last closed platform.” It will enable independent developers to easily create high-definition television games, and grant hackers the freedom to make the box their own. The system will run on Android 4.0 and boast a Tegra3 quad-core processor, one gigabyte of RAM, eight gigabytes of internal flash storage, an HDMI connection supporting up to 1080p resolution, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth LE 4.0, USB 2.0, ethernet, and support up to four wireless controllers.

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy III to Ouya. Robotoki is bringing a Human Element episodic prequel. Cliffhanger is bringing Shadowrun Online. Namco Bandai is currently in “active discussion” to bring its franchises to the system. And great looking indie games, such as Rival Threads: Last Class Heroes and Other Brothers, are on the way, as well.

Be on the look out.

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  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Got mine set for March. $99 pledge for the win. ;D

    • hush404

       Same. Pumped.

  • whiteferrero

    Will this be a new player in the video game industry? With this much backing, it’s future seems bright. Let’s see how it goes! :D

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Good Job For OUYA.

  • zeopower6

    Very excited! :) Lots of naysayers say that this ‘can’t compete with the current/future gen of consoles’ or that ‘it does what most tablets/phones/whatever can do now’ but I think they fail to see the point of this system to begin with.

  • xMCXx

     It’s still some way until this thing is released.
    Maybe it will be successful, maybe it will be the next Dreamcast. Who knows?

  • transgojobot

    I wish Ouya the best because the industry sure as heck needs the kinds of ‘jolt in the arm’ this console can bring.  I’ll keeping tabs on what’s announced; like potential fighters, side-scrollers and SHMUPs. 

    • rockman29

      Yea, the pressure is what makes me want to see more from Sony.

      Like ease of publishing games on a system.

      Also Sal you need to redo the math in your article. 903% or 803%.