Android-powered Ouya console will hit retail in June for $99.99

Credit: Ouya

Did you miss out on the Ouya's record-shattering Kickstarter campaign? Not to worry, the Android-powered console that's poised to disrupt console gaming's death grip on the living room will be arriving at select retail stores this June. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman revealed the Ouya will be sold at brick and mortar stores including Best Buy, GameStop and Target, as well as online at Amazon.

Each Ouya console will come with a wireless Bluetooth controller, power adapter, two AA batteries and an HDMI cable for $99.99. Additional controllers will cost an extra $49.99. Underneath the Ouya hood is a 1.7GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, SD card slot, USB 2.0 and Micro USB port, HDMI and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. 

Over 200 games are currently said to be in development including ShadowGun, Robert Bowling's Ouya-exclusive prequel to Human Element and a version of Final Fantasy 3 that Uhrman says is unique because "it's the only version that's made it to the TV."

Uhrman also reiterated that the Ouya's goal is not to "beat Xbox or Sony or any console that enters the marketplace" but to create its own niche, where the platform is open,  welcomes tinkerers and gives indie games a chance to thrive.

Pre-orders begin immediately starting today. Those who backed the Ouya on Kickstarter will receive their units next month. Will you be picking up an Ouya? Or are you saving your money for the inevitable next-generation PlayStation and Xbox that'll be announced soon?

Ouya, via The Wall Street Journal

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