Ouya Android Console Going On Sale In June
Open-source games device will be priced at $99 in the US...
The open-source Android-based games console Ouya will go on sale in the US in June and will cost $100 (£63), it is reported.
And the Wall Street Journal claims that pre-orders will be taken for the eagerly awaited device from this month and it apparently has the backing of several major US retailers, including Amazon, Gamestop, Target and Best Buy.
But while the console is cheap, the controllers are priced more steeply at $50 (£31) apiece - due to the touchpad technology integrated into them.
Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman said: "The pricing is the same across the board: The console is $99.99, the standalone controller is $49.99.
"It's a premium price for a controller, but with the inclusion of the touchpad really makes it a premium in the marketplace."
She also dismissed talk of taking on Sony and Microsoft's next-gen consoles.
"We don't need to beat Xbox or Sony or any console that enters the marketplace, we need to carve out our own niche," she said.
"Ouya offers a very different value proposition to the gaming you can currently experience.
"It's a box designed specifically for the television that leverages the screen, we support 3D gaming, HD, we support the controller, we added a touchpad to the controller."
The UK release date and pricing is still to be revealed.