The $99 Ouya Is No PlayStation or Xbox, and That’s Just Fine

OUYA GAME CONSOLEAll this time, I’ve been thinking about Ouya the wrong way.

When the $99, Android-powered game console showed up on Kickstarter last year, I immediately preordered one. My thinking was that it would be interesting to see if a low-cost console that caters to indies could take on industry giants like Sony and Microsoft in the marketplace. I was thinking about Ouya as just another a platform for indie developers, or as a cheap alternative to the Xbox.

That’s not what Ouya is. It’s not about “focusing on that core gamer,” like Sony says, or re-imagining“the living room experience” like Xbox One. It will not compete with the new consoles because it’s not trying to.

The Ouya is a toy. An elegant, affordable, fun toy.

Read more at Wired

Have a crowdfunding offering you'd like to share? Submit an offering for consideration using our Submit a Tip form and we may share it on our site!

Sponsored Links by DQ Promote


Send this to a friend