After coming off of one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time, the team behind the $99 Ouya game console have had their hands full. It was announced earlier this week that starting in June the Android-powered console will be sold at major retailers including GameStop (GME), Best Buy (BBY), Amazon (AMZN), and Target (TGT). Ouya founder and CEO Julie Uhrman also revealed in an interview with The Verge on Thursday that the company plans to release a new Ouya model every year with improved specs and performance.
“Our plan is to have a yearly refresh of Ouya where we leverage the best-performing chips and take advantage of falling component prices to create the best experience we can at the $99 price point,” she said. “If we could do it for less than $99, we would.”
The current-generation Ouya is set to launch to Kickstarter backers in March. The console is equipped with 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a USB port and microUSB port, a special wireless controller, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.