Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
July 24, 2016
arrowPress Releases
July 24, 2016
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Ouya gains major distribution partners online and in stores (maybe)
Ouya gains major distribution partners online and in stores (maybe)
February 5, 2013 | By Frank Cifaldi




Ouya has won an important victory in what is sure to be an all-out war for Android-based consoles in 2013: major retailer partnerships.

The system became available for preorder for $99 on Tuesday through several online merchants, including Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy and Target.com. The proposed shipping date through these sites is June 4.

What isn't clear, however, is whether any of these partners will, where applicable, dedicate physical shelf space to the console (and its optional $50 extra controllers). CEO Julie Uhrman told the Wall Street Journal that the company was having "conversations" with retailers to see how to best demonstrate the unit to consumers.

A separate spokesperson for the company Gamasutra was also unable to confirm specifics, but did tell Gamasutra that "since Best Buy, GameStop and Target all have physical retail space we anticipate that OUYA will be available in store."

2013 is shaping up to be a crowded year for console launches. In terms of Android-based systems alone, Ouya faces stiff competition from Nvidia's Project Shield and the recently-funded GameStick, which offers functionality similar to the Ouya on a console the size of a thumb drive.


Related Jobs

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment — Chatsworth, California, United States
[07.23.16]

Art Producer
nWay
nWay — San Francisco, California, United States
[07.22.16]

Sr. Systems Designer
Age of Learning, Inc.
Age of Learning, Inc. — Glendale, California, United States
[07.22.16]

Director of Operations
Nintendo of America Inc.
Nintendo of America Inc. — Austin, Texas, United States
[07.22.16]

RETRO STUDIOS - Tools Engineer









Loading Comments

loader image