Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman has announced the first details of retail availability for the Android-powered games console. If you missed out on Ouya's successful Kickstarter campaign and wanted to pick one up in stores, you'll be able to do so at Target, Best Buy, and GameStop, and the console will also be sold through Amazon and the company's own website. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Uhrman says that Kickstarter backers will get their consoles in March, orders from the Ouya site will go out in April, and the retail launch will be in June.
Retail pricing is $99.99 for the console with one controller, and an extra pad will set you back $49.99. That's a little different from Ouya's site, where an extra controller is just $30, although you do have to pay $10 more to get it (or the console itself) shipped. Uhrman admits that $49.99 is a "premium price" for a controller, but says that the inclusion of a touchpad makes up for it.
"One of the promises of being open is you can use what we build for other things."
When asked by the Journal if Ouya had a problem with people potentially using the pad with other devices such as the Apple TV, Uhrman said "We are okay with that. One of the promises of being open is you can use what we build for other things. But you can create accessories and peripherals for our device as well. At the end of the day, it makes our ecosystem richer."
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