Aug 8th, 2012

OUYA’s Kickstarter campaign is ending tonight, but the company has sent out an update to insure investors in the highly hyped Android gaming box that the real work is only beginning. The biggest announcement today is word that the OUYA folks are in discussions with NAMCO BANDAI, makers of such games as PAC-MAN and TEKKEN, to bring a selection of their classic games to the console. Also revealed is an upgrade from two controller to four controller support. The feature was added due to user demand with OUYA providing an option for those who have already pledged to pay an additional $90 to receive four controllers instead of one when the device ships in March.

Additionally, OUYA is rounding out media player support with Plex. Yesterday the company announced support for XBMC but is looking to please customers with their choice of media streaming software.

As the end of OUYA’s first round of funding draws near, the company has already sold out of personalized OUYA consoles as well developer preview editions. I still hold the opinion that OUYA won’t be quite as successful as most think it will be, but I have to admit they have done a remarkable job turning concept into cash cow.


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