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Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV.  A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV. A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
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OUYA is coming to stores

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Our loyal-est loyalists...

We have some good news today. Because of the support for OUYA you showed, some of our favorite stores are going to carry OUYA when it officially launches to the public in June.

Just so you know, you're still getting yours as promised, before they're ever in stores. Wanted to be sure you heard that from us.

For you developers, this means even more OUYAs will soon be in the hands of gamers everywhere, so get makin' on those games...

Keeping calm,


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    1. David Cheatham on February 5, 2013

      @jonathan this is the ouya if it doenst have a traditional remote now you can either fix that yourself or wait a couple weeks for someone else to benifits of a box thats open to modding

    2. Michael Woods on February 5, 2013

      Stu. On the right of the page is the rewards. On the reward you selected it should say "Survey Sent" and "your response". Click on that link and you should be able to update your address.

    3. Stu Grubbs on February 5, 2013

      URGENT need to update my address! Where do I do this?

    4. cimerians on February 5, 2013

      For retail please advertise it as an Android console and "play games on your TV". That may help with people who don't know what this is. The ma's and pa's of the world. Also, somehow to convey that games are cheap not 60 bucks a pop. I'm sure you guys have thought about it but the big problem with the Wii-U in my opinion is that normal folk dont know what it is or just don't want another console. Ipods and tablets are big with kids now. Minecraft, apps etc. Need to hook em' in and make them look at it! :)

    5. Jonathan Normand on February 5, 2013

      I really hope there will be a traditional remote control for this. When watching movies with XBMC I really don't want to use a controller.

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      Jeff Craig on February 5, 2013

      @Matthew Baldo: For wireless controllers with a touch-interface, the price is pretty well inline with controllers. Though $50 controllers for a $100 console feels high, if you don't look at the rest of the market.

    7. Matthew Baldo on February 5, 2013

      I hope you guys can figure out someway to cut down the price a bit on the controllers.

      Also do you have a plan for selling credit through the stores? They won't keep you there if they don't continue to make money. So having a display with cards in 10-20-50 values would be well worth it.

    8. Rush on February 5, 2013

      Being in stores is awesome, can't wait for the public to get their hands on it

    9. Chris Jean
      on February 5, 2013

      Congrats team Ouya. That's amazing news. Excellent work. I get more excited to start messing around with Ouya each day.

    10. Devin Gallagher on February 5, 2013

      So... do backers get a price break If we decide to order a second controller?

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      ddbelyea on February 5, 2013

      This is an especially big deal to parents. This means that a parent will be looking directly at an OUYA when they are shopping for a console for their kids. That $99 price tag is going to be hard thing for even the big name companies to compete with. Especially if right on the box you can advertise things like minecraft, FFIII, and the ability to use tablets/smartphones. Even if the kids don't care about those things, parents know that minecraft and Final fantasy are popular things and will be looking for reasons not to buy expensive consoles.

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      bobbybobbob on February 5, 2013

      How can people be complaining that they got a controller for $20 less than retail? I would be a bit upset if I paid the same as retail and got no bonus other than getting the console a tiny bit earlier.

      Congrats to the OUYA team for hitting this milestone.

    13. Andrew Dieffenbach on February 5, 2013

      Huge! Getting OUYA in retail stores was what I told the OUYA team to do with the extra money when they asked--not like they needed me to tell them. Great job; I'm curious if this is online only though.

    14. Darryell Randle on February 5, 2013

      Cool! When will get updated on when our consoles will arrive next month and which games will be available to download?

    15. Over the River on February 5, 2013

      The Amazon ad blew me away. I can't wait to get mine so I can add a glowing review.

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      xmcnuggetx on February 5, 2013

      Wish I would have gotten 4 controllers with my kickstarter order...

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      xmcnuggetx on February 5, 2013

      A bit disappointing with the price hike of the controller. The pricing now seems strange that the controller is worth 50$ and the console itself is worth 50$.

    18. UnseenHero on February 5, 2013

      I know this might sound ignorant but sorry. It is great you are selling this to stores but are you selling the white or the black ones? I thought black was kickstarter exclusive only ( or brown brushed metal). The picture on where you are selling them it is in black. So I was just wondering.

    19. Balazs Nadasdi on February 5, 2013

      Is this mean you send out an OUYA for backers soon? :)

    20. twenty3x on February 5, 2013

      This is incredible!

    21. Len Mulaski on February 5, 2013

      Thank you James...I was just wondering if it's still in March or not. I thought I might have missed something about a production delay...thanks for responding! :)

    22. James on February 5, 2013

      @Len "you're still getting yours as promised, before they're ever in stores". It's right in the update.

    23. Len Mulaski on February 5, 2013 I'm concerned. I was hoping to get mine in the mail in March, but since it's not going to be released until June does that mean we have to wait until May for us backers?

    24. d0ct0rscarecr0w on February 5, 2013

      I'm kind of wishing I got 3 extra controllers instead of 1 since they where 20 dollars cheaper on here.

    25. Jhonrock on February 5, 2013

      on time... now it's better to buy another console than only one extra controller.

    26. Jhonrock on February 5, 2013

      Now i'm glad more than ever to have backed/pre-ordered Ouya with one extra controller during kickstarter campaign. 50 bucks it will cost now? Jesus!!!

    27. Kevin Buisson on February 5, 2013

      Je suis un peu déçu du faite qu'on devait débourser 40$ de plus pour avoir la Ouya collector en noir et l'a voir dorénavant sur votre boutique pour le public de la même couleur pour le prix de 99$ c'est à dire le prix que j'ai payé pour avoir la version "normale"

      J'ai peut-être mal compris,
      j'attend une explication de votre part.


    28. James Coote on February 5, 2013

      Any chance it'll retail outside North America?

    29. Danj3ris on February 5, 2013

      Can't wait to see what Gamestop offers as a pre-order bonus, considering over 60,000 people are getting their Ouya's in March, and even more than that are getting them in April before it is even released to the public.

      Considering it's Gamestop, I'm going to say that they provide an exclusive screwdriver to open your Ouya. Or a bunch of free demos. :p

    30. ET3D on February 5, 2013

      Well done. I hope it flies off store shelves.

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      Zoe Tsang on February 5, 2013

      Guys... Public release is June... So us KS backers will still get them March and site preorders in April.
      You need to stop skim reading.

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      Avi Hayun on February 5, 2013

      Wait, isn't it supposed to get to us at MARCH?

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      iammacgyver on February 5, 2013

      Wait, that sounded sarcastic. I seriously am excited, really looking forward to getting my limited edition ouya.

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    35. Blenderboy on February 5, 2013

      Will it be possible to ordre it, in the EU Amazon and gamestop?

    36. Rob on February 5, 2013

      WOW! This is huge!! Congrats!!!

      Very good news for backers... More OUYA's = more interest from developers = more quality content!! Looking forward to getting my LIMITED EDITION OUYA even more now!!

    37. Hamilton on February 5, 2013

      Guys. Check Amazon. The system is being listed and searched as being for a Oyua Platform. need to fix that misspell!

    38. DxDark on February 5, 2013

      "Bah, pushed back to June? 'Sallright, I kind of expected that :)"

      WHEN RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC...funders will still get theirs on time I presume...

    39. James Chung on February 5, 2013

      Searching "Ouya" on Amazon doesn't bring up the console on top. It's like 10th item. I hope it gets fixed.

      Congrats! Can't wait to make games for it.

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      Nirav Mehta on February 5, 2013

      Dang I want that color:/ I hope there's a way for us to get it

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      Juan Valenzuela on February 5, 2013

      SWEEEEEEEEEET! So happy for this being taken up with the retail stores.
      Maybe even Wally World will have to buy in soon.

    42. Ladislav Thon on February 5, 2013

      Yeah, what about the color? :-) Otherwise, Amazon selling OUYA? Awesome stuff!

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      RustySpork on February 5, 2013

      Bah, pushed back to June? 'Sallright, I kind of expected that :)

      But holy shit, you got national retailers to carry you? That's awesome!

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      zeSTUDIO on February 5, 2013

      Fantastic news, congrats OUYA team!

    45. Anthony on February 5, 2013

      Oh man, I was hoping the OUYA would be exclusive to online shoppers to help weed-out little kids and n00bs.... >.<

    46. Alex Hatzenbuhler on February 5, 2013

      What is the color that is going to be offered in stores? It seems darker than the original...

    47. Michal Varga on February 5, 2013

      Great! Congrats you guys!