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Ouya plans to release a new version of its $99 console every year

Published Feb 7th, 2013 9:07PM EST
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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.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.