Ouya responds to negative console reviews

Monday, 8 April 2013 16:01 GMT By Dave Cook

Ouya has responded to a wave of negative reviews after a handful of sites got their hands on early consoles sent out to Kickstarter backers. The company has promised that said negative issues will have been remedied by the time the final console builds hit retailers on June 4.

The reviews began last week and pointed out a raft of technical and stability issues, as well as a lack of marquee games on the marketplace. You can read both reviews here.

In a statement sent to GI.biz, an Ouya rep stressed that he early consoles were not fit for press review and that a second press wave of units will go out in line with the console’s general sale on June 4. It begs questions as to why the early consoles sent to paying backers were missing features in the first place.

The message reads, “We will be making Ouya review units available in early to mid-May so that you are able to review the more complete consumer experience and prepare your coverage in time for the June 4th retail launch.

“To clarify for you – Ouya has sent no review units out to press. Any reviews you have seen online are a result from individuals who received early backer units from supporting our Kickstarter.”

What do you think of the above? Should the console have been delayed to allow for polish, or is this OK as long as Ouya remedies the issues? Let us know below.

Thanks MCV.