Ouya is a video game console powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC, 8GB of internal storage and Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in, as well as an array of ports and outputs including HDMI, USB, Micro USB and Ethernet.
Highly open design ethos.
Inexpensive games, all with playable demos.
The possibility of a huge number of exclusive games from the community.
Controllers are expensive at $50.
No Netflix or Amazon support yet.
Disorganized menus and notifications.
Limited Launch Library.
No access to Google Play.
By TechSpot on July 09, 2013
The system is a fascinating experiment and can be fun for those for whom $99 isn't much to plunk down for a lark or a risk. I'm not so sure that's who the Ouya was made for. Buyer beware, for now. If the Ouya and its library get better - and they should given how far this system has come, out of nowhere - we'll let you know.-
By IGN on July 26, 2013
In a market where Sony and Microsoft are embracing independent publishing and mobile games are becoming more advanced with gamepad add-ons that bring precise controls to the experience, why would you want an Ouya? Fortunately, for those curious and willing to endure its flaws, the $99 price tag is manageable. Everyone else should wait until future versions.60
By TrustedReviews on July 09, 2013
Ouya is still a curio rather than a prime-time ready games console. It has bundles of potential, but only ardent fans and hobbyists need apply right now.50
By TechRadar on July 03, 2013
Ironically, we're still playing Knightmare Tower, but on our laptop, in a browser. The Ouya has turned us on to some great games, we'd just prefer not to play them on the Ouya.50
By DigitalTrends on June 25, 2013
It also brings with it the feeling that you are supporting a young but growing gamer community, which is cool. The company has already stated that the Ouya hardware will be updated annually, which makes sense. It also gives you an opportunity to skip this generation and see where Ouya goes from here.60
By CSMonitor on June 25, 2013
Instead, the console I played with – which Ouya’s PR reps now tell us is not the final, retail hardware – comes across more as the noble champion that some dirty, no-name mercenary humiliates in 10 seconds flat. These early-backer units are made with love but not with care. As such, I worry the Ouya might do a disservice to the very things it wants to lift up-
By PCMag on June 24, 2013
The Ouya could be a great, inexpensive Android-based gaming system for everyone. Right now, though, it isn't even close.40
By TheGadgetShow on June 18, 2013
Having said all that, we sincerely hope that Ouya can carve itself a niche in the market: the more competition the merrier, especially with pricy new next-gen consoles around the corner.60
By T3 on June 14, 2013
When you consider that you can pick up a PS3 or 360 for just a little more cash than Ouya costs, it’s hard to recommend the console at this point in time. Hopefully Ouya can pick up more support towards the end of the year.60
By EuroGamer on June 08, 2013
Despite some irksome teething troubles, the console at least has the basic building blocks in place, and comes with a decent price point - now it just needs the robust developer support that was promised during that famous Kickstarter campaign last year.-