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access_time August 8, 2012 at 8:41 AM in Tech by Drew Robbins

Ouya Touts Support for Four Controllers, Possible Namco Bandai Partnership

7 million, 814 thousand, and 666 (yikes!) hundred dollars later, the Kickstarter campaign for the internet’s open-sourced darling of a console, the Ouya, is coming to an end. The number is overwhelming, but the team behind the Android-based platform isn’t coasting on its success; today, they have released an update promoting four-controller support and a possible partnership with Namco Bandai as one last, final push for charitable donations.

Those who have already reserved an Ouya for launch and are excited by the news of support for additional controllers can simply add money to their preexisting donation. Additionally, customers who have requested a Limited Edition console and subsequently ordered extra controllers will be pleased to know that both the hardware and accessories included in their purchase will be of a matching color.

Controllers are all fine and dandy, but without games they are little better than the Guitar Hero and Rock Band sitting in storage closets across the country. Thankfully, it doesn’t appear as if the Ouya will have too much to worry about in that department as the team behind it is currently in discussions with Namco Bandai to bring their library of software to the console. The plan as it stands now is for Ouya and Namco Bandai to poll the social network Facebook over which titles they would like to see on the crowd-funded system.

The Ouya is set to launch in 2013. Pre-orders for the console will come to a close with the end of the Kickstarter campaign later this evening.


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