by David Sanchez on August 9, 2012 @ 2:45 am
Did you pre-purchase your Ouya console? If not, you’ll have to pick one up at your local games retailer just like the rest of us because the Ouya Kickstarter has closed. What’s pretty remarkable is that it closed after having surpassed $8.5 million in pledges. That’s a lot of cash, and it shows that gamers really want the little cube-shaped Android-based console.
Aside from the fact that the Ouya totally surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $950,000, some other noteworthy news surrounding the console has surfaced. It seems as though a couple of big names will be supporting the Ouya. Both Namco Bandai and Square Enix were revealed to be working with the platform, with the latter announcing that it will bring Final Fantasy III to the console, which marks the first time gamers in North America will have the chance to experience the game on their TV sets. Sweet? Oh, definitely.
Following its initial announcement, the Ouya console seemed like it was going to be more than a video game platform. When the dev team announced that it would be partnering with Vevo and iHeartRadio, it was pretty much confirmed that gamers would also be getting a compact multimedia box. You can now add one more feature to the Ouya, because the company announced that the device would be getting a snazzy media player courtesy of XBMC, which will feature a service called TuneIn so Ouya owners can listen to music, sports, and news.
The Ouya is set to launch sometime in March 2013. Before we move on to other industry news, however, here’s one last tidbit for ya: The Ouya will support four controllers for multiplayer gaming. Yay!
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