OUYA Android console ships to Kickstarter backers’ living rooms on March 28

OUYA - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereOUYA, the powerful little Android game console that finished its funding back in 2012, will begin shipping to Kickstarter backers starting March 28, 2013. According to the OUYA, Inc., “That’s right. Parts are in the factory and assembly lines are buzzing. We’ll gradually ramp up production as we make sure things are working. (Our full launch is still set for June, which is when OUYA will be available in stores!)”

The OUYA remains Kickstarter’s highest grossing game project, bringing in over $8.5 million dollars. OUYA also promises to bring more open platformed Android based gaming to the big screen with it’s low priced $99 bundle that includes an OUYA Console and OUYA game controller.

Game titles have already been lined up with developers and publishers such as Square Enix and  NAMCO. In addition, content partners including VEVO, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Plex and OnLive have all jumped on board to truly bring the OUYA Console to life.

OUYA states that while the console will begin shipping to tens of thousands of Kickstarter backers at the end of March, full production is set for the month of June, when you will be able to walk into your local Best Buy, GameStop, or Target and pick one up in person.

It will be exciting see how this indie gaming console stands up to the big entertainment players, like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. With a growing market of Android enthusiasts and people who would love to bring their favorite games like Dead Trigger to the big screen, it will be exciting to see what happens next.

So what do you think – will you be picking up an OUYA for your living room this June? You can watch the original Kickstarter video from OUYA below.

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Michael Archambault

Michael Archambault was an associate editor at Pocketables. He is a coder, a thinker, and a dreamer who lives on the "Microsoft side of life." His current gadget arsenal includes a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Windows 8, Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7.8 OS, and a Microsoft Surface RT.

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