OUYA will be available June 4!

OUYA & CONTROLLERThe Game Developer Conference has been flooding gamers with tons of great information this week, and it looks like we finally have an “official release date” for OUYA, June 4th! That’s right, OUYA is going to hit retail stores before E3 this year. As you may remember, the console will retail for $99; this price tag will include the console, one game controller  power cable, HDMI cable, and two AA batteries for the controller. An extra controller will set you back another $49.99.

Now don’t worry, if you are a Kickstarter backer, you will probably be receiving your new OUYA in the mail very soon. The OUYA team also announced that they have started shipping out the first batch of consoles today. So if you did fund OUYA, you should be refreshing your inbox and looking for a tracking number very soon.  The OUYA team says that it will be shipping out consoles for the next few weeks, and once you receive a tracking number it should take about five to ten days for delivery depending on your region. The two-month wait for everyone else will give the OUYA team time for any software tweaks based on the feedback from all those early adopters.


For the rest of us waiting to bring this new Android-based console home, you’ll be glad to know that you can pre-order the console online on Amazon or Best-buy right now. Or you can simply pick up the console at launch as well. Now I know what you’re probably thinking, I want my console to be one of a kind. We live in the era of customization and making everything we own a one of a kind. Well if you have access to a 3D printer you will be able to customize to your hearts desire.

We’ve come along way from stickers, decals, and face plates when it comes to customizing our consoles. No need to wait for a limited edition release from the manufacture. OUYA has teamed up with MakerBot, the global leader in desktop 3D printing to give you even more freedom. This partnership will allow anyone with access to a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer to print out an OUYA enclosures and lid (try saying that three times fast!). You can jump over to the MakerBot website, Thingiverse, to download the .STL files and print your enclosure!


Source: Engadget

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