Ouya Ships March 28 to Kickstarter Backers, More Exclusives Coming


Ouya is set to become a rare case among well-funded Kickstarter projects by actually launching on time.

The $100 Android-based game console will start shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28, just under the wire for the March delivery date that Ouya promised last July. Given the delays that plagued other Kickstarter success stories such as Pebble and Brydge, Ouya deserves some credit.

“Parts are in the factory and assembly lines are buzzing,” CEO Julie Uhrman wrote in a project update. “We’ll gradually ramp up production as we make sure things are working.”

For those who didn’t back Ouya on Kickstarter, but pre-ordered online, the console will ship in June. It’ll also be available at retail stores such as Best Buy, and through Amazon.com.

Ouya is interesting not only because of its price–even at launch, it’s much cheaper than traditional game consoles–but because of its approach…

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