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Ouya preorders to begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28th

Published Feb 28th, 2013 5:50PM EST
Ouya Release Date

The team behind the $99 Ouya video game console have announced new details regarding the device’s launch date. The Android-powered system is scheduled to begin shipping to customers who preordered the device from Kickstarter on March 28th with a full launch slated to follow sometime this summer. The company also revealed that Kim Swift, a former employee at Value who previously worked on hit games such as Portals and Left 4 Dead, will begin developing an exclusive game for the system along with her team.

The Ouya game console is equipped with a 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a USB port, a microUSB port, a special wireless controller and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The console will be sold at major retailers including GameStop (GME), Best Buy (BBY), Amazon (AMZN), and Target (TGT) starting in June.