Right on schedule, Ouya has begun shipping to the ~50,000 people that backed it on the Kick Starter page. Whilst criticism of this project seems rife in any discussion you happen upon online, the naysayers that claimed this would never ship can now hang their head in shame – because it’s here. It’s here for the Kick Starter backers anyway, the rest of us will have to wait until June 4th to bag one of these Tegra 3 boxes of joy.
Engadget reviewed their unit yesterday, and whilst they concluded that the controller could use some work and the software library leaves a bit to be desired – the overall impression is a positive one. I’m very pleased to hear it too.
Here’s their short video review. If you want the full write up just click here to read it on their website.
I’m kinda gutted I didn’t back it now. Whilst I never doubted that it would ship, I felt a little unenthusiastic about the device. Needless to say, I feel differently now and come June 4th I’ll gleefully be jumping on this bandwagon. Anyone else received theirs, or now wishing they’d pre-ordered?