Video Games

Kickstarted Game Console Ouya Officially Launches

Sells out on Amazon, despite some unimpressed reviews


Ouya officially launched its eponymous Kickstarter-funded indie console Tuesday, in a bid to take a piece of the gaming world. And it has found, so far, that it has an audience.

The $99 console has already sold out on Amazon. While that may not be a good measure of console sales, it shows that Ouya has not overestimated excitement over the Android-based console.

The enthusiasm comes despite bad reviews of the launch version and earlier versions of the console from the tech press and consumers, who say the console has some serious flaws such as controller lag and a lack of good games at launch.