A $99 Gaming Console that Runs on Android OS

Gaming Consoles like Sony PS3, XBox, Nintendo cost no less than $250 (Rs.15,000 INR) reason being they run on proprietary based platforms, however now you can have Gaming console at just $99 (Rs.5800 apprx.) that runs on Google's Android OS and its more than just a gaming console, OUYA is an open, free-to-play game console that upend the console market by putting the power back in the hands of developers and gamers, it is custom-designed with a beautiful wireless-controller.

OUYA is a new 2.95-inch gaming console designed to use a TV as the display via a HDMI connection and powered by Android OS with over 200 games on it, all free.  Games are available via digital distribution, or can be side-loaded.It ships with a single wireless controller, but it can also support multiple controllers.

And as we said its more than gaming console, why?, because recently YouTube's VEVO has agreed to put their music videos on OUYA, XBMC adds a streaming media app and TuneIn and iHeartRadio added its music services to Ouya as well. Recently OnLive! added game streaming to OUYA through its services, OnLive is service that delivers graphics-rich interactive applications via cloud for gaming & streaming. So all-in-all you getting Gaming Console + Music devices + Videos playback device and more at just cost of $99.

On June 25, 2013 OUYA released it gaming consoles for public and for sale in retail market, the gaming console is actually a KickStarter backed project which managed to collect around record $8.5 million of money which is record in history of KickStarter.

As a future plan, Ouya is set to launch an exclusive Ouya store for applications and games designed specifically for the Ouya platform.Developers have access to OUYA's open design so they can develop games and launch for gamers.

You can buy the OUYA gaming console with one wireless-controller at price of $99 at OUYA Shop or from Amazon also for one extra wireless-controller you have to pay $49.99 extra.

OUYA Specifications

Operating systemAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean
System-on-chipusedNvidia Tegra 3 (T33) SoC
CPU1.7 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
Storage capacity8 GB internal flash memory
Memory1 GiB DDR3 SDRAM
1080p, 720p
GraphicsNvidia ULP GeForce
InputUSB 2.0 (one)
Micro USB (for connection to PC)
Controller inputWireless controller

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

  • Bluetooth LE 4.0

  • Ethernet port

Dimensions75 mm (2.95 inch) cube
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Jackie said…
There are gaming consoles with price tag Rs.4000
Almas said…
Nice price for such gaming console.. But I don't think that android will make the run against sony ../ microsoft..
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