Ouya to launch at retail in June
posted on 02.05.13 at 06:49 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Get it at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, or Target.

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While Kickstarter backers are getting their Ouya systems next month, and Ouya.tv pre-orders shipping in April, the crowd-sourced indie game box won’t see a public release at retailers until June.

But when it does launch in shops, you’ll be able to purchase the system from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Target, as well as Ouya’s own website.

The console pack, which includes the system, controller, controller batteries, power adaptor, and an HDMI cable, will cost $99.99. An extra controller will cost $49.99.

Thanks, Ouya.

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  • Skerj

    Congrats on the team for following through against the claims of vapourware, depends on what the library looks like I’ll likely get one. I still think that controller is horrible looking. ..

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      We’ll see how it does. If anything, I’m sure a lot of good indie titles that couldn’t make it to the main consoles will probably see release. And I’m more of a TV gamer than a handheld gamer, so even if a game launches for cell phones, I’d probably rather get it on Ouya.

      As far as its upcoming releases go, I’m really looking forward to Rival Threads: Last Class Heroes, Final Fantasy III, that Human Element prequel from Robert Bowling, and Mercenary Kings. And of course, the emulators.

      • Elvick

        Any indie developer that supports Ouya may as well give their game out for free. Because it will be pirated to high heaven if Ouya is truly “open” like it was supposed to be.

        There’s a reason consoles aren’t open. People can’t be trusted.

        • drproton

          You could say the same for the Windows PC platform, but indie games are more successful there than anywhere.

          • HeatPhoenix

            DRM all over the place, like Steam.

      • hush404

        Emulators for me :D Always wanted a simple solution for emulators on my TV with a decent controller.

  • zakou

    lol at the controller buttons, ps anyone?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Not at all.

      • zakou

        I meant action buttons xD Square circle etc.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          Well, I mean, it’s just a diamond set up of buttons. Plenty of controllers use that.

        • Learii

          if you put in that way is more like ps & xbox in one consle look at the left stick is like xbox 360 the left stick on the far left the d-pad next to the right stick

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Warboss-Aohd/100003803614469 Warboss Aohd

      lookz more Xbox den PS.

    • Skerj

      The colours are Xbox but the labels spell OUYA if I remember correctly.

  • devovit

    good luck ouya

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    Hope all goes well… E3′s month hu?.. and new consoles coming.. you guys have guts don’t back down!

  • LordKaiser

    The digital distribution and Cloud gaming console.