Did you have June 4th marked on your calendar as the launch date of the Android-powered console Ouya? Well, grab a Sharpie, put a big, fat “X” through the 4th, and circle June 25th as the new launch date for the Ouya.
The delay is due to demand for the console, says Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman: “We’ve had incredibly positive reactions from our retail partners, and so in order to meet their greater than expected demand, we decided to shift the launch date by a couple of weeks – three weeks – which will allow us to create more units and, basically, have more units on store shelves in June.”
Certain issues will also be fixed, such as the controller buttons sticking and getting stuck underneath the faceplate. In addition, Ouya has also received an additional $15 million in funding which will be put toward the development community and also to meet increased demand for the launch:
“Video game startup OUYA today announced $15 million in new funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with participation from the Mayfield Fund, NVIDIA, Shasta Ventures, and Occam Partners. The company intends to use the additional funding to support OUYA’s growing game development community, and meet increased demand for the upcoming retail launch.”
The Ouya can currently be pre-ordered at shop.ouya.tv/ for $99.
source | joystiq