New Ouya Android Based Game Console Releasing On A Yearly Basis

Feb 07, 2013 11:19 AM EST | By Vamien McKalin email: v.mckalin@gamenguide.com

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  • (Ouya | Gamenguide.com) Android based console, the Ouya.

Ouya CEO and founder Julie Uhrman, has announced that her company is planning a new version of the Android based gaming device every year to keep up with the fast-paced mobile industry.

The device that only cost $99 and began life as a Kickstarter project, has gained a lot of attention since it came on the scene. It is gearing up to be a competitior to video game consoles from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Speaking to The Verge, Uhrman stated that her company is thinking of launching a newer version of the Ouya Android based game console on a yearly basis.

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"Our plan is to have a yearly refresh of Ouya where we leverage the best-performing chips and take advantage of falling component prices to create the best experience we can at the $99 price point. If we could do it for less than $99, we would."

This is a wise move, because since the Ouya is basically a console with mobile technology inside, it will have to keep up with all the new hardware stuff that comes out on a yearly basis. The best way to do that is to release a newer version every year, however, it is not certain if Ouya gamers would be interested in purchasing a new device just for playing games annually. Then again, it only cost $99, so in a nutshell, this could work if done properly.

Julie Uhrman went on to add that her company will be working tirelessly to improve the gaming content for the Ouya to avoid the store being overrun by low-quality games. Wise words, nothing is more important to a game console than quality games, and if the Ouya can deliver on that front, then Android might find a place in the gaming world after all.

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