Who out there is still looking to grab the Android-based OUYA Gaming console? Well units already went out to developers earlier this month, and we saw some great hands-on videos thanks to those that received theirs. If you want your OUYA console to ship in April, you’re going to want to get your order in by February 4,2013, which is this coming Monday. This is coming from OUYA’s Facebook page. They are noting that if you don’t place your order by Monday, you will not have your console in April, and you’ll probably have a sad face.
We still don’t know when the consoles will be openly available. But the first batch of pre-orders are really close to selling out. OUYA stated “nearly out of OUYA consoles for delivery in April 2013.” The pre-orders are currently selling for about $99. Along with $30 for an additional controller. On top of the $129, it’ll be $10 for shipping in the US and about $20 for shipping Internationally.
So far we don’t know how popular the platform will be for games, and game developers. But at OUYA’s Game Jam, we heard that over 166 prototypes were submitted. Now all these games do come in addition to the titles that have already been announced for OUYA and we expect the list to continue to grow. Just to be clear, this April shipping time is for those pre-ordering from OUYA’s website. Now those that backed OUYA on Kickstarted can still expect their console’s to arrive in March.
OUYA is looking like a pretty interesting concept running Android. Although with Project Shield coming, which one will survive? There are also a few other console type devices coming out running Android. I think the main factor between OUYA and Project Shield are going to be price and the amount of games available. If Project Shield and OUYA were the same price, I’d grab the Project Shield because it runs stock Android, and runs Steam Games. But let us know your thoughts in the comments below.