Just last week we announced that the OUYA Android-powered video game console hit $2 million on Kickstarter, and as of today that number has increased by a lot. At this time of writing, the Kickstarter fund stands at $5,135,349, towering over OUYA’s initial goal of only $950,000. Over 33,000 people have forked out $99 to pre-order the console – which shows how much interest there is in such a console (after all, who wouldn’t like the idea of free games to play?).

While everything seems covered on the funding side, I guess it’s up to the folks at OUYA to work hard on finalizing the console and getting it ready for production. Mashable recently had an interesting interview with OUYA’s CEO which you can read here to find out more about the upcoming console, why he’s so secretive about showing off the controller and how they plan to curate the games submitted for the console. It sounds like he’s got everything under control. March 2013, we can’t wait to see how the OUYA turns out.

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