Apparently over 15,000 people really do want a Android based console. Who’da thunk it?
OUYA is a new console that in theory will break the barriers that consoles have always had. While this will be awesome for indie developers, can this truly become a mainstream console? Almost $2 million has been put into this Kickstarter project. Based upon the video below, if I had money to spare I too would toss it at this project.
While the amount of money that this project has raised so far is nothing to scoff at I do have to wonder how a actual company can mass produce and sell a console with only a couple million behind it. I mean come on the name OUYA doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. How do you get anyone excited about a console that they can’t pronounce?
But maybe this isn’t a console for mainstream gamers. As long as several thousand OUYA owners buy games very frequently with this service maybe OUYA can be successful.
From a technical standpoint it should be able to compete with current generation consoles. It includes:
Tegra3 quad-core processor
8GB of internal flash storage
HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth LE 4.0
USB 2.0 (one)
Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
Of course this won’t just be a gaming console, it’ll also include applications like Twitch. So it’s a nice package for $99.
Anyway it’ll be interesting to see what happens with OUYA. I mean it’ll either turn into the next Phantom or it could actually go somewhere. What are your thoughts? Does it make sense to back such a outlandish project?