Ouya console Kickstarter makes $2 million in 24 hours
Android-based console gains momentum, fast
Proving that people really do want a $99 Android-based console that’s “build to be hacked”, the Ouya Kickstarter campaign made its $950,000 target within hours of going live late yesterday afternoon, then went on to bank another $1 million overnight. At the time of typing this sentence, the total amount backed to the project was already at $2,162,950 and going up around $5000 every few minutes.
“Do you realize what you’ve done? You proved consoles aren’t dead. You shocked the world. And us!” reads an update on the campaign page.
“We are blown away by your support. With your help, we just raised $2 million. And it’s only the first day.”
The amount backed is now at $2,167,239.
The console is in the works over at a new Los Angeles start-up, with Xbox co-creator Ed Fries, Amazon Kindle man Muffi Ghadiali, One Laptop Per Child designer Yves Béhar, and IGN’s Julie Uhrman on the team. The big idea is to launch an affordable, open platform that ships with a devkit and self-publishing rights for developers.
The amount backed is now at $2,173,617.
The console is expected to launch around the start of 2013.