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Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV. A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
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It's Open Season!

Posted by OUYA (Creator)

We just licked the stamps and waved a fond farewell to 1,200 OUYA Developer Consoles. These are the early versions of OUYA that developers will use to start making games. They’re on their way to developers around the globe – by land, air and sea. OK, only by air -- we want you to get them quick. Devs, expect them on your doorstep within the next few days.

First to accurately guess how many units are in the crate above (and tweet the answer to @playouya with #ouyacrate) wins a Dev Console. No, seriously.

We know some of you just… can’t… wait. You’ve been checking off your calendar along with us. Forget the holidays! There are games to build!

If you’re like us, you’re frustrated that shipping companies haven’t invented teleportation yet. To scratch that OUYA itch, we made you a short unboxing video. Check it out:

Here’s a list of the Dev Console package contents if you can’t watch the video right now:

  • Jet-black OUYA Devs package (“Thanks for believing”)
  • Official Developer Welcome Letter (Frameable!)
  • One frosted translucent OUYA Dev Console (Surprise! We included a Micro-USB port, for your computer-hooking-up pleasure.)
  • Two frosted translucent OUYA Dev Controllers (Batteries included!)
  • HDMI cable
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Power adapter
There you have it. The OUYA Dev Console – sleek, solid and…see-through! (We’re, ahem, open.) As we said previously, these kits are very special. They’re a one-off design – “rare drops” for the most discerning and faithful developers whom we’re looking forward to meeting in the coming months.

They’re a work in progress, so we want your feedback. (Yes, we know the D-pad and triggers on the controller still need work -- the final version will be different.) There will also be plenty of us find them so we can fix ‘em! Please leave feedback on our forums at

And a little bonus is that the Dev Console has an early early early (you get that?) version of what our console UI will look like. We’ve been working on it, and we think you’ll love where we’re going with it. For now, here's a screenshot of what it might look like when Kickstarter backers get their consoles in March...

So if you haven't already guessed it, we’re opening up the OUYA Dev Portal, where developers can get all the information they need to start making games!

Devs, now’s the time to jump in and give the Dev Portal a whirl! Log in with your #ouyausername, download the OUYA Development Kit (“ODK”), participate in the developer forum where you can give feedback, ask questions, discussify and get ready to test your game on your incoming Dev Console.

And, just to underscore our commitment to creating this platform together with you developers, we're releasing our ODK under a free software license.

We gave away a bunch of Dev Consoles to aspiring developers in our #myouyagame giveaway -- but if you don’t have a Dev Console, we have instructions on how to get started making games for OUYA with off-the-shelf hardware included within the ODK.

We’ll be living together within the Dev Portal from now until launch – answering your questions, applying your feedback, and generally getting to know all of you as developers. We can’t wait to meet you – so come say, “hi.” And make some great games now, kk?

Viva la revolución,

Juleskane and all of us at OUYA


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    1. Jessy Dhanjal on

      Sorry... I think there are 96 per Pallet... Cannot wait for my very own Ouya.... Ouya to that!!

    2. Jessy Dhanjal on

      Its either 288 or 192 per Pallet.

    3. Basil Wallace on

      I think the fan is a great idea.

      Do you know how hot it gets in Australia?

      Too hot. The answer is too hot.

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      Tyler McVeetors on

      I also haven't received my e-mail with username confirmation. Hopefully they are still sending these e-mails out, since I didn't get anything telling me I had to choose a new username.

    5. David Rogers on

      I didn't get my email for Christmas, but I also just realized that the email I had registered with Kickstarter was completely wrong! Doh! How does this happen? Please resend to the correct (and corrected) email address! Thanks!

    6. Lemming on

      As a Belgian developer, I received mine today. Actually, it was delivered a week ago, but I wasn't at home when the DHL guy came.

      But now I need to find/buy a power adapter... The kit contains a switching power supply (100-240V), but although it has a interchangeable power plug, only an American plug is provided. And it's also not a power supply with a standard cable (IEC 60320 plug) as Treatise mentioned...

    7. Joseph Bernstein on

      I cannot waitttttttt

    8. Tania Roblot on

      Ahoy! Still no OUYA on my doorstep... is there anyway to track the parcel? (It was shipped to New Zealand, so I am expecting a delay, I'd just like to be reassured that it is actually making its way towards my eager arms!)

    9. Salvador Hernandez on

      I'm so glad those controllers aren't tiny

    10. Halo Tutor on

      you can reach me on my twitter @MisterCarebear

    11. Halo Tutor on

      who do i get ahold of to switch the names on my controllers? i have 4 in my bundle and have had copyright issues regarding my names i chose before. Please inform me of which names i have chosen and direct me toward the person/twitter/email i can get ahold of to change the names. Thank you

    12. Greling Jackson on

      @Dave: Why not just buy low-drain, pre-charged rechargeable batteries? I like this option better for several reasons. Eventually ALL batteries will run down and fail to hold a charge, so having the option to replace these with normal/rechargeable batteries means that:

      1.) I can find replacements ANYWHERE (no need to go to Ouya or a specialty shop for a special pack)
      2.) The life of my controller is not determined based on the life of its internal battery (like IPods are)
      3.) My use of the device is not determined by the life of Ouya.

      Also, there are downsides to a wired controller. Eventual shorts in the wire is one.
      Perhaps Ouya can craft a controller that takes regular pre-charged Ni-MH rechargeable batteries and recharges them via a USB port/cable setup. This would make charging, cable replacement and battery replacement superior to any other device I have ever seen on the market.

    13. pulsecode on

      I reckon... 216 :)

    14. David Scott on

      Wait.. is a wired controller not an option? Is there any way to use a rechargeable battery pack instead of.. just... batteries? I don't want to balk, but.. I haven't had to use a product that required just normal every day batteries that needed constant replacement in years, and life is better for it. Am I the only one who'd prefer a wired controller?

    15. Ian on

      432 is my guess

    16. Oscar R on

      Cannot wait to get mine :)
      Happy New Year, OUYA Team!

    17. Jussi Laine on

      My guess is 360. :)

    18. Vasily Kazantsev on

      OUYA Team, Happy New Year and congratulations, you are actually the first kickstarter project I backed that do something on time, that is inspiring!

    19. Erik Ledyard on

      Sorry, I refuse to make a twitter account. So no Dev Consoles for me.

    20. Keith E. Weber II

      168 Units per pallet

    21. House M.D. on

      I would say there are about 480 units

    22. Jeff on

      @Lysithea, you could always just take out the fan? Remember this is a "modders console" if you don't know how to do that, i'm sure there will be some tutorial on how to do that shortly after the release.

    23. Henrique Hermanny de Figueiredo on

      The best D-pad ever is Nintendo's. But their patent expired in 2005. I think OUYA should use Nintendo's D-pad.

    24. Greek Winter Media on

      Man, why does the Youtube video linked here have SO many awful trolls attacking it? You'd think OUYA killed their parents or something the way some of these losers carry on...

    25. Byron Roman on

      Haha, Lysithea, shut up.

    26. Lysithea on

      The OUYA experience has now been completely destroyed. Adding a cheap noisy little fan to the console is an absolutely terrible idea! Silent operation was one of the key advantages the OUYA had over its competitors. If I had known that you were going to add a fan, I would not have considered backing the project.

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      Prizm on

      hey you clowns, she said guess the number on Twitter, not here.

    28. John Morrow on

      Oh my gosh JUST SEND ME MINE ALREADY!! xD

      can't wait for mine!

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      Jason Mecham on

      Now that I look at it again isn't it 15 boxes on the pallet? The boxes in the back are flipped 90 degrees. See where the label is?

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      Jason Mecham on

      432 because each box has 36 of them in it.

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      Jake Miller on

      I agree with NeoTechni. Disc-style d-pads are just horrible.

    32. Mogalious on

      Can't wait to get my hands on mine in a few months.
      That said, please dont rush it out if it's not good enough. I'll happily wait a few months longer for a better product!!!

      Even "bought" a few games already. ^_-

    33. Michael McLean on

      gonna say 192 per pallet

    34. NeoTechni on

      Please dont use a disc style dpad, they're horribe. Use a standard + style instead

    35. Martin Kaardal on

      I have asked now like 5 times that i want 2 controllers and not just one.

    36. Eastpointvet on

      i meant 10 to a box

    37. Eastpointvet on

      12 to a box 120 to a case my guess looking at the size of the box from unboxing

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      Executor on

      This is like the price is right, My guess 768

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      Will on

      Actually scratch that. Lets say 480.

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      Will on

      I'm thinking 12 boxes of 48. So 576.

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      Lance Chapman on

      Anyone have official word or a close up picture to show if the Ouya will have IR for harmony remotes?

    42. Griffin Patterson on

      I don't have a twitter... But my guess is 576