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Ouya Kickstarter closes: $8,596,475 raised

Thursday, 9th August 2012 09:39 GMT By Dave Cook

Ouya’s Kickstarter campaign to help fund the development of an open platform, Andrioid-powered gaming console has now closed with a staggering $8,596,475 in crowd funds.

In just 30 days, 63,416 backers raised the money needed to make the project a reality. Just hours before Ouya’s campaign ending, CEO Julie Uhrman posted, “We’ve been blown away the whole time.”, in response to the projects overwhelming support from the gaming public and the games industry. Thanks to Joystiq for the quote.

The latest big name publishers to support Ouya by pledging content are Namco Bandai and Square-Enix, which will bring Final Fantasy 3 to the console at launch.

Did you back Ouya? Do you think an open platform is good for the industry? Speak your mind below.

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4 Comments

  1. Fin

    Despite the money involved, I’m too sceptical of the entire thing to believe it’s going to work. Wouldn’t surprise me if this was the first big failure of Kickstarter (the product is never launched, or doesn’t do what expected, or people want a refund, whatever).

    At the end of the day, it’s just an Android device in a box. Nothing special.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Anders

    This thing will never be released. 8,500,000 USD is a massive amount of money for a community to raise, but it is nowhere near enough to develop, produce, manufacture and market a gaming console.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Da Man

    Keep teh passion.

    Zeebo 2.0 incoming.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. knuck

    @2 Sadly many people will believe you know you’re talking about, when you clearly don’t. The hardware is nothing out of ordinary, learn more about hardware mass production and then come back. Hint: you can find prices for Tegra 3 hardware on Google.

    @3 Funnily enough, Ouya doesn’t even exist and it already outsold the Zeebo by 20000 units. Note: Zeebo sold a bit less than 30000 units in 2 years.

    #4 2 years ago

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