OUYA confirms additional strikes into China with Alibaba deal
Is Chinese language big Alibaba investing $10 million into California-based mostly recreation console maker OUYA? That report stays unconfirmed, however OUYA did affirm this morning that Alibaba is getting the OUYA recreation library on its YunOS platform. Sorry, the what platform? It is primarily a model of Android that was created by Alibaba, meant to compete with Android in China. So does that imply OUYA is heading to smartphones in China? Not fairly.
OUYA says its recreation service will arrive on Alibaba’s Tmall set-prime field, which apparently already has streaming choices for extra strong video games (the press launch calls out soccer recreation Profitable Eleven 2014 and preventing recreation Road Fighter four). So far as management is worried, there isn’t any point out of OUYA delivery its gamepad to China — we have requested OUYA reps for more information.
Regardless, how does this influence you? Properly, for those who do not reside in China, it does not impression you an excessive amount of — OUYA continues to exist as a platform in North America regardless of its a number of pushes into China. So far as how OUYA approaches its unique North American viewers sooner or later, CEO Julie Uhrman has a quote within the press launch that is telling of lengthy-time period plans: “Markets, like China, with out the luggage of the US console market, could possibly be the sport console leaders in ten years. That is the place OUYA needs to be.”
Extra bluntly, that is the place OUYA wants to be — the corporate’s plans to disrupt console gaming within the US faltered after early evaluations panned the console and its gamepad. There was even a hardware revision between Kickstarter backers receiving their console and its eventual retail launch months later. In so many phrases, we do not anticipate that is the final time we’ll be writing information of OUYA shifting into creating markets and out of the shark pond that’s North American recreation console gross sales.
- Key specs
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- Recreation format Downloadable
- Drive capability eight GB
- Controller sort Wi-fi
- Video outputs HDMI
- Launched 2013-06-25