OUYA’s Kickstarter funding is full: over $eight.fifty nine million raised, begins delivery in March

OUYA's Kickstarter funding is complete: over $8.59 million raised, starts shipping in March

It is a wrap! Suffice it to say, it is a been a comparatively brief, but astoundingly fruitful — and initially report-breaking — funding run for OUYA, the hackable, Android-based mostly gaming console. With simply 29 days to work with since being introduced, the Yves Behar-designed system has raked in over $eight.fifty eight million thanks to only underneath sixty three,300 backers on Kickstarter as of its official 1AM ET funding deadline as we speak (You will discover the ultimate tally under).

Those that opted for developer editions will be capable of begin tinkering with their very own models round December, whereas nearly all of backers ought to obtain the console as early as March 2013. Missed the Kickstarter bandwagon? Do not fret, as a result of OUYA plans to take pre-orders from most of the people over the online quickly, anticipating these models to reach at doorsteps close to April.

The numbers are solely a part of the image, in fact. For those who’ll recall, OUYA swiftly acquired a slew of partnerships from corporations like OnLive, Sq. Enix, XBMC, Vevo, and Robotoki — and as if that wasn’t sufficient, simply yesterday Namco Bandai and Plex formally joined the content material-offering social gathering as properly. What’s extra, we now know that every console will help as much as 4 of these touchpad-outfitted controllers for native multiplayer motion. Even with all that, this story is way from over, as Joystiq factors out that Julie Uhrman and firm “promise” to have extra updates earlier than its official launch. Naturally, it nonetheless stays to be seen how OUYA’s (actually) tiny, Tegra three-powered footprint will fare towards the large three in gaming, however we’re cautiously optimistic.

So, whereas the ultimate, mass-produced product continues to be months away, within the meantime you will discover a recap of all of the highlights from OUYA within the nifty saga module under. You may also hit up our associates at Joystiq right here for additional perception from the corporate about its successes thus far.

Replace (1:15AM): Regardless of the timer hitting zero, it seems that pledges are nonetheless being accepted previous the 1AM deadline — higher be fast! We’ll remember to replace the numbers once more as quickly pledging is formally halted.

Replace 2 (7:30AM): It took a little bit of time, however OUYA’s Kickstarter is formally not accepting any extra pledges. The ultimate numbers? sixty three,416 backers helped to boost a ultimate sum of $eight,596,475.

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