It was just last week when we wrote to you about Ouya – the $99 Android-powered video game console that is designed by renowned designer Yves Behar. In case you missed our previous story, Ouya revolves around the concept of creating a video game console that is supported by a large developer ecosystem. But the catch, according to the team, is that all the games on the console will be free – at least to try. Well, apparently the concept appealed to a lot of people. As of this writing, the Ouya Kickstarter project now has a pledge of over $2,951,151 and still counting. The huge support is a far cry from the team’s original goal of raising $950,000 in 30 days.
The Android 4.0-powered video game console will feature a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, HDMI connector, 8 GB of internal flash storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, one USB 2.0 port and a wireless controller equipped with a d-pad, two analog sticks, eight action buttons, and a touchpad. While the support is pretty surreal, it’s important to note that Ouya is still in its conceptual stages, with more challenges ahead of its way. So while we wait for the finished product, let’s add a little dose of skepticism to it okay?