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Ouya Specs, Pricing, and Availability

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Posted Mar 31 '13 @ 4:00 AM

The Ouya is an upcoming video game console running its own version of the Android operating system. Units started to ship to Kickstarter backers on March 28, 2013. According to a listing at Amazon, the console is due to be released to the general public on June 4th 2013 at a price of $99.99. Ouya will also be available at Best Buy, Game, GameStop, Target, and on the Ouya website. The Android-powered console will be available initially in the US, Canada, and the UK.

The Ouya will feature an exclusive Ouya store for applications and games designed specifically for the Ouya platform. Out of the box, Ouya will include the TwitchTV application and access to the OnLive video game streaming service. Initially it is expected to run on a modified version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and be open to rooting without voiding the warranty (developer models ordered during the Kickstarter campaign for $699 or $1,337 will come pre-rooted). The console's hardware design will allow it to be easily opened up, requiring only a standard screwdriver to allow easy modding and possible hardware add-ons.

All systems can be used as development kits, allowing any Ouya owner and gamer to also be a developer, without the need for licensing fees. All games will be required to have some kind of free-to-play aspect, whether that be completely free, has a free trial, or has purchasable upgrades, levels, or other in-game items.



SPECS

General
Game Format: Downloadable

Controllers/accessories
Controller Type: Wireless
Wireless Type: RF/Radio

Audio/Video
Video Outputs: HDMI

Networking/Online Service
Internet Connectivity: Yes
WIFI: 802.11 b,g,n

Storage
System Storage: Hard Drive, Memory Card (standard)
Memory Card Support: SD
Drive Form Factor: Internal
Drive Capacity: 8 GB

Hardware
CPU Cores: 4
System RAM: 1024 MB
USB: 2.0 (1 ports)

Pricing & Availability
Availability: Pre-release
Released (US): June 4, 2013
Announced (US): July 10, 2012
Original price: $99 USD
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