If you've elected to ignore SHIELD and OUYA in lieu of the upcoming Android-powered gaming console from Mad Catz, the final pieces of the puzzle have finally been revealed. Dubbed M.O.J.O., Mad Catz first announced the console back in June, though the company was scant on the details at the time – no specs, pricing, or release information was available.
Today, the company has announced that M.O.J.O will be available "in limited quantities" beginning December 10th, with an MSRP of $250 – a price that sits comfortably in between OUYA and NVIDIA's SHEILD. Also, like the aforementioned Android gaming systems, it'll pack NVIDIA hardware under its hood:
- 1.8GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, microSD slot with support for up to 128GB SDXC cards
- HDMI out with full 1080p
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, ethernet port
- 2x full-size USB ports (1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0)
- Android 4.2.2
As you can see, Mad Catz didn't skimp on the specs, despite being known for budget controllers and such for existing consoles. And for those wondering, it'll ship with Google Play, so you'll have access to all the games you've already paid for (unlike OUYA). It also includes NVIDIA's Tegra Zone app, which aids in finding new games – especially those with baked-in controller support.
If you want to ensure you're one of the lucky few who get your hands on M.O.J.O., Mad Catz has officially starting taking preorders. Head below to buy, if you are so inclined.
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/ TSX: MCZ) announced today that it will launch its M.O.J.O.Micro-Console for Android, in limited quantities, on December 10, 2013. Mad Catz also announced that it has begun accepting pre-orders with a MSRP of $249.99.
“The M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android has attracted strong interest due to its high-performance hardware, open software platform and the ecosystem of accessories,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “M.O.J.O. is the center piece of our GameSmart™ mobile initiative and brings core gaming experiences to the mobile platform.”
Confirmed specifications for M.O.J.O. include an NVIDIA® Tegra®4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, HDMI out capabilities with full 1080p resolution, Bluetooth, microSD™ Flash Slot with Support for SDXC™ Cards up to 128GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and the Android 4.2.2 operating system.
For additional information and to pre-order, please visit: www.madcatz.com/mojo/