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Ouya Wraps Up Kickstarter Over $8.5 Million, Opens New Website

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Posted on August 9, 2012 AT 10:40am

Ending their fundraising run last night, Team Ouya can now claim their status as the second most successful project in Kickstarter history. Now that the Android-powered console’s drive has racked up a final tally of $8,596,475, the development team has launched the system’s brand-new website and put together a pre-order option for latecomers.

As a brief recap, here’s the landmarks that the Ouya hit during its Kickstarter race:

  • Fastest Kickstarter project to hit $1 million (8 hours and 22 minutes)
  • Highest 24-hour funding in Kickstarter history ($2,589,687.77)
  • Highest funded gaming project in Kickstarter history
It’s been an enormous success for the team behind the console, and thanks to positive word of mouth, advertising, and an aggressive PR push, it now stands as one of the hottest niche gaming devices of 2013.
Moreover, that kind of attention has ensured launch titles like Final Fantasy III and the Human Element prequel, plus partnerships with OnLive, XMBC, and TwitchTV. Also, here’s the specs that all 63,416 of its early backers can look forward to in March 2013:
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 processor
  • Android 4.0 interface
  • 1080p HD via HDMI
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB on-board flash storage
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • 802.11b/g/n wireless support
  • USB 2.0, SD card ports

If you somehow didn’t hear about the Ouya and still want one, you can still order a console for $109 at the official website. It’ll take an extra month for you to get it, though, but that’s the price you pay for not getting in on the good, early deals.

Source: Ouya

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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