Here's some really exciting OUYA news this morning! Previously we heard a rumor that the console might move toward Amazon exclusivity. In some ways this seemed like an intriguing idea, but in others it might not have been so great. Luckily, as it turns out, the best of both worlds will occur. Instead of Amazon exclusivity, the new Android console will retail at Amazon and at several other big name retail outlets at the same time. Starting in June, the console will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Gamestop for just $99.99, and additional controllers will sell for $49.99. Pre-orders for the device will begin on Tuesday (today)! Here's a quote with some additional detail,
OUYA also shared,The presale is going to be on dot com and we plan on rolling out in physical locations. March is the unveiling, when Kickstarter backers get their units and OUYA will be live for all our supporters. In April we will be delivering units from people purchasing, and June will be the official launch.
The pricing is the same across the board: The console is $99.99, the standalone controller is $49.99. Itís a premium price for a controller, but with the inclusion of the touchpad really makes it a premium in the marketplace.
We can start our happy dance now!We have about half a dozen to a dozen community sites with lists of as long as 200 titles coming to OUYA. We feel weíll have a large suite of titles and titles from developers that are exclusive to OUYA.
You can expect games from every genre, from publishers you know, triple-A publishers. We already announced that Final Fantasy 3 is coming to OUYA from Square Enix. We are definitely working on exclusive content, Final Fantasy 3 has a lot of exclusive features ó itís the only version thatís made it to the TV. Itís a unique version that will be available only on OUYA.
If you find a pre-order link before we add it to this post, please throw it in this thread for the rest of us!
Also, if you haven't been there yet, be sure to check out our dedicated sister-site for the OUYA. You can find it @: OUYA Forum
Source: OUYAForums via WSJ