OUYA Launch Date Confirmed, Coming This June

OUYA is coming to an [online] store near you this 4th June. It can be had for as little as $99.99. Its creators promise "hundreds" of original games from established publishers to up-and-coming indie developers, for you to try out on the console, on launch. The console will be initially available in three markets, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Built from the ground up, OUYA is an Android-based game console that runs an NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC, which provides just enough horsepower for gaming at 1080p. It features a media-free design, and relies on an Internet connection to download, install, and update games and apps.

"Nine months ago, we shared an idea for an immersive, beautiful and powerful game console that generated an outpouring of support from game developers, gamers, technology enthusiasts, and more. With that, we set out to bring the OUYA concept to life, and today, we're delivering," said Julie Uhrman , CEO of OUYA. "We're giving early backers the first look at the final OUYA console and controller, and we look forward to their continued input as we gear up for the official launch at retail on June 4."