As you probably know Ouya is an Android gaming console that has a price tag of $99, and a nice, compact design. The hardware platform underpinning the Ouya gaming console is based on a Tegra 3 chipset with four Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz with ULP GeForce GPU, it has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal flash storage, USB out, microUSB port. Ouya is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and it comes with a wireless controller.
Unknown until a couple of days ago, the Ouya release date was officially unveiled. The Android-powered gaming console will hit the online stores stocks as of June 4th. The Ouya console will also be available on Amazon.com, the biggest online retailer in the world.
Even though it was not mentioned the price for the European region, we are expecting it to be a bit more expensive than in North America, having a price of €99 on the Old Continent (that’s about $129).
Anyway, I am curios how the games are running on a product like Ouya. PlayStore evolved a lot, now containing a lot of extremely good games. Some of them are very addicting, so you will end up spending good hours with your smartphone or tablet in your hand. Now, the Ouya gaming console will bring the Android fun on your HDTV.
But there’s one big problem about Ouya. At the time the new gaming console will be hitting the market, the hardware platform will look a bit old. Ouya is more like an HTC One X+ (it has the same CPU, GPU, and 1 GB of RAM). In my opinion, the new Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset announced at CES 2013 would have been a better option.
I would have been great if Ouya had brought some exclusive games to put the console’s capability in the spotlight. Anyway, if the Ouya becomes a popular product, I am pretty sure that the guys developing it will bring a second generation on the market.