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Ouya Game Console Retail Launch Delayed Until June 25 121

Posted by timothy
from the reset-button dept.
PC Mag is one of several outlets reporting that the Kickstarter-funded Ouya Android game console has been delayed by a few weeks; the new target date for launch is June 25. Says the article "The delay does not affect early backers, who are still on track to receive their devices by month's end. Helping to meet that demand will be $15 million in funding, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers." Also at CNET.
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Ouya Game Console Retail Launch Delayed Until June 25

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  • Re:Ouno! (Score:5, Informative)

    by SternisheFan (2529412) on Thursday May 09, 2013 @09:29AM (#43674611)

    I have high hopes for this one. But the more delays, the less confidence I have.

    They've had a problem with the controller buttons getting stuck and had to make the holes larger. From the idea to a worldwide launch in 9 months, not too shabby.

    From JoyStiq.com: The Ouya isn't going to make its planned June 4 launch. The diminutive Android console will now launch on June 25. Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman tells Joystiq that the decision was made in order to meet high demand at retail.

    "We've had incredibly positive reactions from our retail partners, and so in order to meet their greater than expected demand, we decided to shift the launch date by a couple of weeks – three weeks – which will allow us to create more units and, basically, have more units on store shelves in June."

    Uhrman also addressed one of Ouya's stickier issues, notably that the controller's buttons can get stuck underneath its faceplate. The problem has already been fixed, she says, and is being implemented in production. The solution: larger button holes. "I don't know what the exact millimeter is, but we've increased the size just a little bit, so now the buttons don't stick under it. We made that change very early so all the units are being produced with those larger button holes." The corrected controllers will ship alongside Ouya's retail launch units.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/09/ouya-launch-delayed-to-june-25-controller-defect-being-fixed/ [joystiq.com]

  • by TheSkepticalOptimist (898384) on Thursday May 09, 2013 @09:33AM (#43674645)

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