Ouya available for pre-order


The Android-based Ouya console and controller has been listed at a number of retailers and is available for pre-order.

The console will be available at Best Buy, GameStop and Target in the US, while an order through Amazon is available for the rest of the world.

As promised, the console and one controller is priced at $99.99, with an extra controller going for $49.99.

The Ouya console is the brainchild of a Los Angeles startup, backed by Xbox co-creator Ed Fries, Amazon Kindle man Muffi Ghadiali, One Laptop Per Child designer Yves Béhar, and IGN’s Julie Uhrman.

The Ouya console has already had an announcement of an exclusive title, namely that of Human Element – Robert Bowling’s (ex-Infinity Ward) zombie survival game.

Will you be ordering an Ouya console? Or will you stick to Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo’s offerings?

More Ouya news:

Is the $99 Ouya console a non-starter?

Ouya console Kickstarter makes $2 million in 24 hours

$99 Android-based console announced

Bowling’s Robotoki reveals Human Element

Square Enix announces Final Fantasy III for Ouya

Kickstarter bans product simulations and renders

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  • Uberutang

    $25 to ship to SA

  • The Rich

    I’m not really sure – what does this have to offer compared to, say, a high-end Android smart phone? Are the games going to be any different? Or the same? If the same, then I guess I’d rather just save the $125 incl shipping, and play the game on my S3.

  • Saint_Dee

    I think Human Element will give us a indication of Ouya’s capabilities and direction… Once we get a sniff of info from Bowling anyways.

  • http://mygaming.co.za/news James Etherington-Smith

    Ouya will probably have the advantage of being a dedicated gaming system, versus a smartphone which will have a load of other operating system processes to juggle in the background.

  • http://twitter.com/Weeman360 Weeman360

    a controller.

    I would want to see whats available on the system before I make my decision too though

  • Glordit

    Ouya + Controller $99, extra controller $49. >_>

  • The Rich

    So what you’re implying is that it would be able to run more demanding games and therefore it might be able to run dedicated games other than those developed for run of the mill Android devices? If so, ok I can live with that, but I’d just need to understand whether developers were willing to develop games solely for use on this platform.

  • http://twitter.com/duncanbellsa Duncan Bell

    It may be a “smartphone powered console”, however I think it opens up much more than that. It’s going to give power to indie developers to distribute their games as they see fit. No more waiting on Microsoft’s/PSN’s approval. I think its an awesome idea :)