Ouya Beats Goal, Surpasses $1 million in 24 Hours on Kickstarter
Don’t ever doubt the power of open source. OUYA, an open source, Android based games console which went live on Kickstarter yesterday. The OUYA as of writing has raised just over $1.65 million and there are still 29 days of funding to go.
The console and its neat looking controllers were designed by Yves Béhar and the console has the backing from many video game industry elites. The console packs a pretty punch, despite its small form factor. OUYA will have a Tegra 3 processor, a gig of ram and 8GB of internal storage. There’s also a USB port on board which could potentially enable you to expand upon that storage.
With the console being open source you’ll also be able to create your own software and even hardware/peripherals, “Hardware hackers can create their own peripherals, and connect via USB or Bluetooth.”
You can put your $99 down now to reserve one of the early runs of the console which should be in your hands by March 2013 according to the Kickstarter page.