On Jan. 31. Ouya announced the second iteration of its android based platform. The new version comes in black matte, has double the memory, an improved controller, and better wifi.
For those unfamiliar, Ouya was a kickstarter funded system that raised over $8 million and sold out on Amazon and at other retailers. The idea behind it was to “disrupt the television gaming market” by allowing indie developers to create games on the console. The target audience is obviously indie studios and indie game lovers. It gives them a console to work on they don’t have to worry about the likes of Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft.
The specs for this very little bundle of joy are as follows: CPU: nVIDIA Tegra 3 – T33 Quad-Core Processor, Memory: 1GB RAM, Console Dimensions: 75mm x 75mm x 82mm (2.9in x 2.9in x 3.2in), Storage: 16GB Internal Flash Storage (expandable via USB Port), USB: One USB 2.0 port, One Micro USB port, Connectivity: WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Ethernet port, and Bluetooth, Video Output: HDMI (up to 1080p HD)
The Ouya also comes with a an improved wireless controller. Although it looks the same according to Ouya they fixed the analog sticks and the buttons from the last version.
If you’re interested in getting the Ouya just follow the link at the top and it can be yours for only $129.00 or you can buy last year’s version which will still be sold for $99. While the company does not foresee any price drops it does offer over 600 games that are all free to try so from that standpoint it seems like a steal.