The Android-powered Ouya console has been given a retail launch window in June, according to CEO Julie Uhrman.
The console will be officially revealed in March, and the Kickstarter supporters who helped make it a reality will then receive their units ahead of the retail release. According to Uhrman, the $8.5 million raised by the crowdfunding campaign means that over 68,000 consoles are already on order.
In her interview with the Wall Street Journal, Uhrman discussed the launch pricing – $99 for the console and $49 for a standalone controller – and the volume of titles that will be available for the unit.
“We have about half a dozen to a dozen community sites with lists of as long as 200 titles coming to OUYA. We feel we’ll have a large suite of titles and titles from developers that are exclusive to OUYA,” she said. “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.”
Uhrman and Ouya’s ambition to “carve out our own niche” is clear, and it looks like the console is ready to hit the ground running. Pre-orders will go live on Tuesday, and retailers will include Gamestop, Target, Amazon and Best Buy.
Source: Wall Street Journal