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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.

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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
  • Bluetooth
  • 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.

Mad Catz

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/

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Anthrox

    $250 for this get real mad cats

    • TynanDeRosa

      Nexus 7 + controller + MHL/hdmi adapter? Not really, no.

      • didibus

        Minus a 1920 x 1200 IPS screen and 3950 mah battery

        • Brian

          Not just a screen, its a multitouch screen. And it has gps, nfc, two cameras, wireless charging, a gyroscope, a compass, a accelerometer and an ambient light sensor. All packed into a much, much smaller chassis. So even if you consider the multitouch screen and the contoller a wash, this is not much of a value.

    • Zaatour36

      I think it's reasonable compared to the market price, but maybe $200-225 will be very competitively priced.

      If you want portable, pay $50 more, and the get the NVIDIA SHIELD(same specs,but with a 5" screen).

  • Zaatour36

    Is the "MSEP of $250" MSRP ??

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Yep, my bad. Fixed.

      • Jason

        "MSEP" is correct...

        "Manufacturer Suggested EXTORTION Price"...

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    This seems INFINITELY better than Ouya. Any news on what the UI will be? Stock Android launcher? Or some custom Mad Catz Launcher?

    • porter86

      It is sooo much better than the Ouya - http://versus.com/en/mad-catz-mojo-vs-boxer8-ouya

      The only problem I see with this is the price. $250 vs $99 for the Ouya..

      • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

        The PC Game streaming is the feature that justifies the cost IMO. If it can do 1080p streaming without the need for a usb > gigabit ethernet ( a la shield), I will very likely get this. Wish MadCatz would give me an answer on that.

        • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

          Okay, so according to MadCatz PR, Mad Catz is working with Nvidia to bring GameStream to MOJO. This means that 1080p pc game streaming to the TV will be possible. There is also talk of some further Steam support.

          This is amazing then. The Mojo is essentially a steambox streaming machine, with support for netflix/hulu/plex/gplay services etc.

          The ONLY thing I see missing now, is a good 10ft launcher.

    • firesoul453

      Good thing about the Ouya is that all games are made for controllers (most google play games are not) and all games are free or free to try.

      Plus ouya is only $99 so thats really hard to beat, even if its last year technology.

      • didibus

        Ouya should make it's store available on all android device. I would love to buy some of their games on my phone.

  • didibus

    250$ That's wrongly priced. I can get a WiiU for 250$. I can buy a PS3 with GTA V for 250$. It's not even half the price of a PS4.

    Like people have mentioned, a Nexus 7 is sold for 230$ and it comes packed with a 1920 x 1200 IPS screen. Which I believe is the most expensive component. Now maybe Tegra 4 is more expensive than Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno, but the Nexus 7 also has 6 sensors, a battery, speakers, NFC and a more complicated manufacturing process because of the dimension constraint imposed by a tablet.

    This should be 150$ at most. Now I'll pass.

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    I think it's priced too high as well, let's do something about it: leave a message on their fb https://www.facebook.com/MadCatzInc

  • Kenneth

    There's still a ton of games out there that only utilizes a touchscreen, this isn't going to change anything. :(

  • Charlie Val

    I'll stick to my PS4.

  • Peter Oliver

    I can only assume the price of this will come down quickly if the thing sells even moderately. They clearly were unable to justify a large production run, hence the high price. I really like all these android gaming devices. I only hope that controller support becomes really seemless.

  • RL010

    250, damn that's about 150 to much. i will just wait for the ps4 for not that mucht more

  • firesoul453

    How much for a controller with decent analog placement? (Also a wider controller)

  • http://www.twitter.com/andrewpalozzo Andrew Palozzo

    Just a reminder the devs have come out and said they are planning streaming from your PC in the next update.... Which makes this unit oh so much more compelling IMO.

    • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

      I can't seem to find any info on this feature. Will it do 1080p streaming, does it require a usb > gigabit ethernet connection like the Shield does? I have a GTX 770, so this is really compelling, especially since cntrlr is supposed to be very low latency.