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Ouya Ships Developer Ahead of Official Launch

This past summer, the gaming world was buzzing with talk of Ouya, the $99 gaming console that runs on Google's Android operating system. What started off as a Kickstarter appeal blossomed into a movement, with over $8.5 million in donations from gamers around the world. Over the holidays, the system starting shipping to developers.

Ouya revealed that it started shipping over a thousand units to developers all around the world. These early versions of the console will be used to develop software titles before the console officially launches later this year. Each box contains an official welcome letter, a frosted translucent OUYA dev console complete with Micro-USB connectivity, two dev controllers (with the same frosted translucent styling), HDMI and Micro-USB cables, and one power adapter to get the whole thing going.

 

As a bonus, Ouya has also released a screenshot of what the UI currently looks like. The company stressed that this is an very early version of the UI, but it should give eager gamers a taste of what to expect when the console launches for consumers. That is expected to happen in March of this year, so not long to wait now.

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