Today is the day, folks — after a series of short delays, the Android-based gaming console OUYA is finally available for $100. The device has been picking up steam ever since its wildly successful Kickstarter campaign amassed the project creators more than $8 million in funds. That figure was later inflated by a round of funding from investors which added another $15 million to OUYA’s coffers.
This Tegra 3-based gaming console is about as open as you could hope for, with developers being able to access every nook and cranny found packed inside this smallish cube. The device runs Android 4.0 to start, has 8GB of internal storage, supports HDMI, Bluetooth, WiFi and ethernet, and more.
The OUYA SDK allows any developer to create any game they want and get it up and running on OUYA in no time. The console will also feature apps built for your TV, such as YouTube, TwitchTV, iHeartRadio and more.
You can currently find OUYA at retailers Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop and Target, as well as at OUYA’s own website. Give it a good look and see if this console would be right for you and your family. It’s no Xbox One or PlayStation 4, but it’s something if you can’t afford to drop hundreds of dollars on a gaming console.
Be sure to read our early hands-on of the console, our overview of 15 of the console’s many games, and circle back here to let us know if you’ve decided to buy one by dropping a comment and a vote in the poll below.