Video Games

Kickstarter Campaign to Create New Game Console Earns $8.5 Million

But can Ouya actually make a profit?


Yesterday was your last chance to get in on the Kickstarter fundraising for Boxer8's Ouya. After 30 days and more than 63,000 backers, the Android-powered home gaming console pulled in a total of $8,596,475 ($99 of those from your correspondent).

As my colleague Michelle Starr reports from Australia, you can now visit the Ouya Web site to place a pre-order for the console. The price is now $109, and it's due to ship in March 2013.