Avid Android gamers have plenty of things to look forward to, what with the expected arrival of several gaming machines – all powered by Google’s mobile OS – in the market soon.
One of the stand-outs is GameStick, an up and coming game console which started its life as a Kickstarter project and has managed to secure over $640,000 in pledges. If you somehow missed the boat on that one, you’ll get another shot of getting the console early.
PlayJam, the brain behind GameStick, is launching a new pre-order service for the device. Not only is the price being kept the same, but you’ll also receive the console months before it officially hits stores worldwide – though only after all the Kickstarter backers have received their units.
For folks who need a refresher, GameStick is a gaming console that also doubles as a Bluetooth-powered controller. The system, which lives inside the HDMI dongle, comes with an Amlogic 8726-MXS processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD slot (up to 32B), and WiFi b/g/n. PlayJam said that it will ship the device in April with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on board.
If you got $79 to spend, you can snag GameStick by visiting the company’s online store right here.
GameStick launches pre-order service ahead of global retail launch.
Santa Clara, CA, Las Vegas, NV and London. UK – Friday 15th February, 2013.
Hot off the back of its recent Kickstarter success, PlayJam, the company behind
GameStick – the world’s most portable TV games console – today launched a pre-
order service via its website www.gamestick.tv.
Powered by Amazon, the service enables anyone who missed out on the opportunity
to get their hands on a GameStick during the Kickstarter campaign to jump the
queue ahead of a global retail launch in a few months time. Pre-ordered devices
will ship immediately after fulfillment of the initial Kickstarter run in April and will
maintain the $79 price point.
“January was a pivotal month for GameStick with the success of the campaign
ensuring that we could bring the device to life.” Said Anthony Johnson, CMO
PlayJam, “Since the campaign closed, we have received thousands of e-mails from
individuals keen to ensure they remain one of the first to receive the product. By
continuing to offer GameStick on pre-order, we will be able to maintain momentum
ahead of our planned retail activity”.
The standard GameStick bundle is listed at $79 with a case and dock supporting a
wide range of peripheral devices are listed at $9.99 and $24.99 respectively.