Say what you will about OUYA, the console is making history. With just 8 hours to go, OUYA has exceeded its original goal of $950,000 with pledges exceeding 8 million dollars; that’s over 850% of its goal! With over 60,000 backers, the Android-based platform already made Kickstarter history by being the fastest project to fund, doing so in just 8 hours, beating out Double Fine’s Adventure project that funded in a little over 17 hours. Impressive.
With developer support growing – the most recent announcement being Namco Bandai’s intent to bring both old and new titles to the new console – OUYA is looking to challenge the big three’s lock on console gaming: Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Of course, with great power comes great responsibility (I couldn’t resist the reference) and OUYA needs to make good on it’s promises to both developers and its backers. Only time will tell, but things are looking promising. Regardless, congratulations to Julie Uhrman and the OUYA team in taking a bold step towards shaking things up in the console industry.
Watch the countdown: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console