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While OUYA may have just finished up its amazing $8.6m run on Kickstarter, the company shows no signs of slowing. The website for the upcoming Android-powered game console is now live, which also includes pre-order availability.

As promised, the unit will cost $99 plus shipping ($10 in the U.S., $20 internationally), which includes one controller; additional controllers can be purchased for $30 a pop. You may want to hurry and get that order in, however - the expected deliver has already been pushed back one month, from March to April of 2013.

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With its ever-expanding partnerships and developer support, the bar is continually getting raised for OUYA - we just hope support and progress don't start to dwindle now that its Kickstarter flame has burned out.

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Cameron Summerson
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  • Conquistadork

    Is this a paid-in-full preorder? Deposit? Or charge upon shipping (like the Vizio Co-Star)? That's a decent chunk of change to spend now, only to wait 8 months for delivery.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      This seems to be "a paid-in-full preorder" judging by the price. You buy it and wait about 7 months for you to be able to play with it. Oh the joys of being a non-Kickstarter early adopter! XD

  • Eric

    So I can buy the game now and get it in 8 months? That makes sense.

  • Giantsfan

    I don't think the date has been pushed back. The March delivery date was for the kickstarter folks, first come first serve. It would make sense, then, that subsequent orders placed would come after that initial batch.

  • Angbob

    What's the point of preordering now? Kickstarters are gonna get first dibs and extra anyway.

  • TristanPR77

    Pay $15 to play Final Fantasy 3 on Android now or pay $99 to play it on March on your TV... jum

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      I think that FFIII shouldn't cost $15 in the Play Store anyway. $10 at a push!

    • Shinrow

      Stupid, aren't you ? Don't you see that you're comparing a game price with a console price ? If I want to play FFIII on an Android device, I have to pay for the device first..

      • TristanPR77

        I can't belive how stupid you are! My comment was based in the fact that I ALREADY have a smartphone, no need to invest in a device so I only pay $15 to play it on my smartphone vs. buying a new console $99 to play it on the TV. Do you need a flowchart or a powerpoint?

        • Shinrow

          I sincerely apologize. I thought you were saying OUYA was useless as you could grab FFIII now for 15$. (Yeah, don't know how I ended up reading your comment that way :/)

        • Greg Bissell

          You can play it now on your TV. Christ ever hear of an MHL cable??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507918410 Sean Reilly

    I agree it does seem like a decent amount of money to front, but I can understand why they are doing it. If there was that much interest on Kickstarter then there must be more people who didn't donate that still want the console. By doing it this way they avoid the 5% kickstarter fee and will allow them to have addition money to keep the company going as if 8 Million dollars isn't enough.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507918410 Sean Reilly

      Also found out that Amazon charges 3-5% for credit card donations (which is pretty much all of them). So that about 10% in fees that get taken out of the final total.

  • VonLaserface

    I'm going to wait for some hands-on reviews closer to launch before I make a decision. Most everything about it seems awesome which makes me a little hesitant to start throwing money at my screen.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      Agreed, I am still skeptical (mostly about the familar controller and UI) so I will wait until people have started playing with the OUYA and modded it, before I spend £80+ on it.

  • Jonathan Wong

    What Multiplayer FPS games are available on this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/flguillemette Francois Guillemette

    Will the Ouya use our gmail account, so that every game I bought on my android devices will be playable ?

    • Zaatour36

      it should, since its an Android device anyway

  • Greg Bissell

    This whole thing is a disaster and will never be released

    • Zaatour36

      $8 million in support, and very talented people behind the product!!!

      I don't call that a disaster, maybe a launch of great device which potentially opens up the market for better ones to come!

  • http://twitter.com/louiedog louiedog

    A $100 Android box connected to the TV? That alone would have been enough to sell me on it. Streaming video services and emulators that already exist on the platform should work fine. Of course then I started reading things the statements from the creators. The "all games will be free" claim followed by the world's largest asterisk made me put on the brakes immediately. They continued to try and sell it in some dumb ways and I lost all interest.

    I'll wait for reviews. I'm sure it'll still be worth $100. It seems like it'd be hard to screw up something for that price with that potential even if it doesn't get much support from game developers. We'll see.

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