OUYA Console Surpasses $950K Kickstarter Goal in Mere Hours
In a true testament to the overall power of the internet, a Kickstarter campaign for the OUYA, an Android-powered game console, has surpassed its goal of $950,000 in only a few hours after its initial unveiling. The OUYA is a gaming console that promises to bring the free-to-play model to households across the world in march 2013. It is rather amazing that the campaign has reached its goal in such a short amount of time, especially considering we have yet to see the console itself in motion, outside of some concept art and designs shown in the Kickstarter video.
Speaking of the video, you can watch the concept video/pitch for the OUYA by clicking on the image below:
As it stands, it would seem people are ready for a console that offers something different than what Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo currently bring to the table, but at the same time, can a concept such as this survive in the long haul? While the OUYA campaign video certainly states that big publishers and developers share their support for the idea, we still don’t have any indication or proof of that fact. Also, while Indy games are successful but not giant sellers on the console front currently, PC services such as Steam have done a great job at showcasing, and also garnering major successes for various indy devs out there- can OUYA hope to take a way a large enough chunk of that current market to make itself a viable contender in the console wars?
It will be an interesting thing to see, for sure. Will you be showing your support for the OUYA?