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access_time July 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM in News by Adam Larck

Ouya Passes Kickstarter Goal in 24 Hours

The Ouya console is already making a name for itself, and it’s still in the Kickstarter stage.

The console, powered by Android and funded through Kickstarter, passed its $950,000 goal within 24 hours. In fact, a day after the posting and it’s already raised $3,078,703 as of this writing.

The Ouya, designed by Yves Béhar, will have a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 8GB of storage and wireless controller. However, the team notes that hackers can “create their own peripherals, and connect via USB or Bluetooth.”

“The support has been unbelievable,” founder and CEO Julie Uhrman said to Joystiq. “And that’s exactly why we took it to Kickstarter … Kickstarter has just been the most phenomenal platform – for specifically, hardware and video game companies – to bring their ideas to consumers. And if it resonates, you really get this swell of momentum and traction, and that’s what we were hoping for. And it’s just unbelievable, the level of support.”

The console should be out for supporters by “Q1 2013.”


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