OUYA Android gaming console surpasses initial Kickstarter goal, raises over $2.5 million in less than 24 hours

Yesterday we told you about OUYA, a Kickstarter project that would bring a $99 Android gaming console to the living room. That was less than 24 hours ago, when the startup was about $100,000 shy of their $950,000 goal. Fast forward to now and funding currently sits north of $2.5 million. That’s $2.5 million all raised in less than a day since the Kickstarter page was posted, and with 28 days of open funding left.

The rapid rate of monetary contributions can be attributed to a good deal of media coverage that OUYA has received, but no one would be talking about the project if it wasn’t a good idea to begin with. Just goes to show that people are serious about gaming on Android and want the best possible way to experience it. It’s also a testament to just how far the quality of games available for the platform has come.

[Thanks, Eugenio!]

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  • Sebastian Encina

    Nicely done. I’d pay for games on this console, if it could bring games similar to those found on existing consoles (PS, Wii, XBox)

    • warcaster

      I wouldn’t worry for developers too much about that. The top grossing games on Android are pretty much all free to play with in-app purchases. So maybe that model is actually better for developers when it comes to monetization.

      I wish it came straight with Tegra 4 or some other newer chip, if it’s only going to arrive in the first half of 2013, though.

      • Treknologist

        A lot of folks have been leaving comments for them that they should get the Tegra 4 chip or at least allow for an upgrade of the chip. With almost $3 million right now, they certainly have options.

  • ericl5112

    Can someone tell me why they bought one? It’s an android phone without access to the android market, or the phone part of android. An HDMI/MHL cord and bluetooth controller would net you access to the whole android gaming platform.

  • bob

    No thanks! 99 out of 100 kick start ideas never even make it to actual production. With $3,000,000.00 and growing in their account they may just pack up and move out of the country when the funding closes.

  • Craig Becker

    Dont understand how this could succeed. The next gen PS3 and XBOX will have a GPU in it that will be far more expensive than 99 bucks, not to mention other intenernals. Maybe if its marketed for lower class at walmart. Now days serious gamers expect realistic graphics. Graphics on any android device out dont hold a candle to late ps3 games and are a far cry from current pc games.

    • saynotopunx

      This will start out as a niche product, I would imagine. people like myself will buy it because it’s cheap and innovative and will be a new toy to play with and hack. Should be easy as pie to set up emulators on it and get rid of other classic systems.

      I personally am a more casual gamer, so $100 for a system with a lot of free games on it would be ideal for someone like myself as well.

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