The highly anticipated OUYA gaming console will begin shipping out to Kickstarter backers on March 28th, according to a recent blog post by the newly-founded company. The $100 Android-powered gaming console managed to steal the spotlight last year when it surpassed $8.5 million in pledges, making it one of the all-time highest grossing projects on the popular crowdsourcing website. The team behind the console also revealed that a full scale launch would be initiated in June, with consoles inevitably making their way to retail stores.
The OUYA team provided the following statement:
“OUYAs will begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28. That’s right. Parts are in the factory and assembly lines are buzzing. We’ll gradually ramp up production as we make sure things are working. (Our full launch is still set for June, which is when OUYA will be available in stores!)
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of you will receive your OUYA, and you’ll get to start playing right away. You will also get to watch OUYA evolve over the coming weeks and months. We’ll continue to add new features, refine our user experience, and bring on more games. As always, we appreciate your feedback (and apply it), so keep it coming.”