OUYA ships to backers, hits retailers on June 4 for $99

March 29, 2013
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Things are kicking into high gear with OUYA. After the gaming console was sent out to developers in December, the maker promised that early backers will receive their units on March 28. Right on schedule, we’re hearing that the company has begun shipping out the first batch of the pre-ordered units to their owners.

Those who have received a shipping confirmation from OUYA can expect to see the open video game console arriving on their doorsteps in five to ten days. Don’t panic if you haven’t received any notification, as the team said that it’s rolling out the shipments over the next weeks.

It has also been confirmed that retail stores in America, Canada, and the UK will have stocks of the console starting from June 4. Several big names that you can grab OUYA from include Target, Best Buy, Gamestop, and Game. It will also be available online directly from the OUYA website or via Amazon.

The Android-powered device will retail for $99 in the US, while the UK price is tentatively listed at £99.99. According to Engadget, the OUYA package will include the console unit, one wireless controller, power and HDMI cables, and two AA batteries for the controller.

As a refresher, the console unit itself is equipped with a Tegra 3 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of onboard storage  — though it’s expandable via USB. The list of content partners include Twitch.tv, iheartradio, TuneIn,  XBMC, Plex, Flixster, and more.

If you’re still on the fence about spending your hard-earned money on the OUYA gaming console, check out our guide on the available alternatives.

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