Android gaming has been growing in popularity since the inception of the platform in 2008. Currently, the only drawback to Android gaming is the fact gaming is generally limited for use on Android smartphones and tablets at this time. Fortunately, a kickstarter project called the Gamestick was introduced which allows for Android gaming to be brought to your TV set via a small console and controller in one, giving Android a more traditional method of playing various Android games. Now the wait is almost over as preorder sales have finally begun, a full month ahead of their global retail launch. Preorders for the device are $79 which is amazing considering that for the same price, you can only buy a major or new released title of any current generation gaming console. Check out the press release below and let us know if you plan on buying one of the new Gamestick consoles.
“GameStick launches pre-order service ahead of global retail launch.
Santa Clara, CA, Las Vegas, NV and London. UK – Friday 15th February, 2013.
Hot off the back of its recent Kickstarter success, PlayJam, the company behind
GameStick – the world’s most portable TV games console – today launched a pre-
order service via its website www.gamestick.tv.
Powered by Amazon, the service enables anyone who missed out on the opportunity
to get their hands on a GameStick during the Kickstarter campaign to jump the
queue ahead of a global retail launch in a few months time. Pre-ordered devices
will ship immediately after fulfillment of the initial Kickstarter run in April and will
maintain the $79 price point.
“January was a pivotal month for GameStick with the success of the campaign
ensuring that we could bring the device to life.” Said Anthony Johnson, CMO
PlayJam, “Since the campaign closed, we have received thousands of e-mails from
individuals keen to ensure they remain one of the first to receive the product. By
continuing to offer GameStick on pre-order, we will be able to maintain momentum
ahead of our planned retail activity”.
The standard GameStick bundle is listed at $79 with a case and dock supporting a
wide range of peripheral devices are listed at $9.99 and $24.99 respectively.”