For those of you itching to get your OUYA on, I have some good news. The OUYA console will go on sale for $99 through a plethora of retail distributors like Amazon, Gamestop and Best Buy. Better yet, this is all happening on June 4. That means the OUYA launch is right around the corner.
The OUYA will be available in the US, UK and Canada on that same day, meaning you can march right into a store and pick one up. Don't think even for a minute you'll be one of the first adopters though. The folks who already paid for a console through Kickstarter will be getting their unit soon. Several sources are claiming that OUYA began sending out shipping notifications to pre-purchasers earlier today.
Many people are worried that OUYA will not be able to deliver the type of content that can contend with other gaming consoles on the market. I tend to disagree with that sentiment because I feel like the folks over at OUYA have done a marvellous job at bringing first rate developers on board. Mind you, no one will be playing the next Call of Duty on this thing- honestly though, who cares?
It's no surprise that the OUYA is going to be one of the best emulation devices out there. OUYA revealed not too long ago that fully working NES, SNES and Nintendo 64 emulators will be available through OUYA's storefront at launch.
Robert Broglia, a relatively well-known emulator developer revealed that he would also be bringing even more emulators to the console like TurboGrafx-16, Sega Saturn and more.
It's certainly remarkable how much press this thing has gotten over the past year or so, and even now it still continues to steal the spotlight.
Personally, I cannot wait to get my hands on the OUYA. I'm not just excited about the incredible emulation opportunities that it's going to provide (retro games are the best), but instead, I'm more excited about the incredible potential the console has. It's a pretty cheap gaming console, and I think it's going to reinvent the industry as we know it- if only for that reason alone. I just hope it lives up to all the hype, and that there actually is plenty of content. I'm more interested in what kind of unique content the console has to offer, instead of games you can find everywhere else.
Furthermore, I'm sick and tired of paying $60 for games that aren't even worth $20. Hopefully the OUYA will fix that somewhat.