Mad Catz has officially announced their very own Android powered microconsole. This new entrant to the growing number of gaming oriented consoles running on Google's platform is dubbed M.O.J.O. and will begin shipping in December (10th) with (a steep) $250 price tag.
Mad Catz's M.O.J.O. is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoC which features a quad-core ARM Cortex A15 based CPU and a 72-core GeForce ULP GPU (much more powerful than the Tegra 3 SoC in OUYA). There's 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. You can hook up M.O.J.O to your HDTV using the 1080p out HDMI port. How much does this amount of pure awesomeness cost? $250 with a single C.T.R.L.R. controller thrown into the bundle. The controller can also be paired with a range of compatible Android devices.
Mad Catz Sets Price and Launch Date for Its Highly-Anticipated M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android
Mad Catz Interactive announced today that it will launch its M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android, in limited quantities, on December 10, 2013. Mad Catz also announced that it has begun accepting pre-orders with a MSRP of $249.99.
"The M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android has attracted strong interest due to its high-performance hardware, open software platform and the ecosystem of accessories," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "M.O.J.O. is the center piece of our GameSmart mobile initiative and brings core gaming experiences to the mobile platform."
Confirmed specifications for M.O.J.O. include an NVIDIA Tegra4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, HDMI out capabilities with full 1080p resolution, Bluetooth, microSD Flash Slot with Support for SDXC Cards up to 128GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and the Android 4.2.2 operating system.