Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 9, 2012.

Update #16

It's Open Season!

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 bugs...help us find them so we can fix ‘em! Please leave feedback on our forums at devs.ouya.tv.

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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      Creator Oscar Carter-south on January 28, 2013

      87 per pallet

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      Creator Jessy Dhanjal on January 23, 2013

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

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      Creator Jessy Dhanjal on January 23, 2013

      Its either 288 or 192 per Pallet.

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      Creator Basil Wallace on January 20, 2013

      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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      Creator Dr0n3 on January 14, 2013

      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.

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      Creator David Rogers on January 13, 2013

      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!

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      Creator Lemming on January 11, 2013

      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...

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      Creator Joseph Bernstein on January 9, 2013

      I cannot waitttttttt

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      Creator Tania Roblot on January 8, 2013

      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!)

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      Creator Salvador Hernandez on January 7, 2013

      I'm so glad those controllers aren't tiny

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      Creator Mister Carebear on January 4, 2013

      you can reach me on my twitter @MisterCarebear

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      Creator Mister Carebear on January 3, 2013

      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

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      Creator Greling Jackson on January 3, 2013

      @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.

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      Creator pulsecode on January 2, 2013

      I reckon... 216 :)

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      Creator David Scott on January 2, 2013

      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?

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      Creator Kyle Albanese on January 1, 2013

      it is 432

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      Creator Stephan Krawec on December 31, 2012

      I would guess 240.

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      Creator Ian Schwartz on December 30, 2012

      432 is my guess

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      Creator Oscar Ruvalcaba on December 30, 2012

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

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      Creator Jussi Laine on December 29, 2012

      My guess is 360. :)

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      Creator Vasily Kazantsev on December 29, 2012

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

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      Creator Erik Ledyard on December 29, 2012

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

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      Creator Keith E. Weber II on December 29, 2012

      168 Units per pallet

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      Creator House M.D. on December 29, 2012

      I would say there are about 480 units

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      Creator Jeff on December 28, 2012

      @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.

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      Creator Henrique Hermanny de Figueiredo on December 28, 2012

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

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      Creator Jeffrey Dean on December 28, 2012

      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...

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      Creator Byron Roman on December 28, 2012

      Haha, Lysithea, shut up.

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      Creator Lysithea on December 28, 2012

      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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      Creator Prizm on December 28, 2012

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

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      Creator John Morrow on December 28, 2012

      Oh my gosh JUST SEND ME MINE ALREADY!! xD

      can't wait for mine!

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      Creator Jason Mecham on December 28, 2012

      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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      Creator Jason Mecham on December 28, 2012

      432 because each box has 36 of them in it.

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      Creator Jake Miller on December 28, 2012

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

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      Creator Mogalious on December 28, 2012

      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. ^_-

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      Creator Michael McLean on December 28, 2012

      gonna say 192 per pallet

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      Creator NeoTechni on December 28, 2012

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

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      Creator Martin Kaardal on December 28, 2012

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

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      Creator diron thomas on December 28, 2012

      i meant 10 to a box

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      Creator diron thomas on December 28, 2012

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

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      Creator Executor on December 28, 2012

      This is like the price is right, My guess 768

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      Creator Will on December 28, 2012

      Actually scratch that. Lets say 480.

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      Creator Will on December 28, 2012

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

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      Creator Lance Chapman on December 28, 2012

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

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      Creator Griffin Patterson on December 28, 2012

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

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      Creator Jamie(Raging herald) on December 28, 2012

      810 is my guess.

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