BlueStacks announces $129 price for GamePop console, adds more titlesBy Dave LeClair
BlueStacks is looking to go head-to-head against the likes of Ouya and Gamestick with its own GamePop Android game console. When first announced, only a free-for-a-limited-time option was mentioned, doing away with the upfront cost for the console but requiring a $7 monthly subscription to access to a large number of games. Now that offer has been extended through June along with finally revealing pricing details going forward.
BlueStacks setttled on a $129 price tag for its console once the free period expires. That's $30 higher than the Ouya, which will make the battle between the two even more interesting. The latter does not offer a monthly plan for getting access to a large amount of games, so that could be something that sways buyers.
In addition to the final price, BlueStacks also announced that it has inked deals with more developers to bring about $50 worth of games to the service. COM2US, which is a massive South Korean mobile gaming company, will have its own channel on the console's UI and likely makes up for a large part of the new items added.
Intellijoy has also jumped on board, adding $30 in educational gaming apps to the console, while Tipitap has also expressed interest in expanding upon the content being offered by bringing ebooks into the mix.
At this point, GamePop is said to include about $250 worth of games overall. Preorders for the console are available now at the GamePop website.