The new Ouya console will reportedly hit stores this coming June. The device, which runs on the Android “Jelly Bean” operating system, will cost just $99 and is available for pre-order right now.
We first reported on the Ouya console, which can be held in the palm of your hand, a few months ago. Its hardware specifications include 8GB on-board flash storage, WiFi support, USB 2.0 ports, 1GB RAM and a Tegra-3 processor.
All in all, those are modest specs, especially when one compares the Ouya to the upcoming PlayStation 4. In comparison, the PS4 will boast an 8-core AMD processor, 8GB GDDR5 RAM, Blu-ray support and USB 3.0 ports.
Of course, the PS4 will also retail for anywhere between $300 and $600.
As for the Ouya, we’re starting to learn more about what games will be available for the device when it ships this summer. We now know that developers Airtight Games, Minority Media and Tripwire Interactive are all on-board to produce new titles. We also know that the Ouya will receive a number of popular Android games, including Mutant Mudds, Dead Trigger and Shadowrun. There will also be a number of PC ports available for the Ouya, including games like The Cave, Hawken and Final Fantasy III.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to find a single must-have title in that launch line-up. Here’s hoping that changes in the near future.
The Ouya can now be pre-ordered through several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Target.