Speaking to different outlets at this year’s DICE, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman revealed that the Ouya console, which will release this March for Kickstarter backers and is up for pre-order for June release to everyone else, will have yearly iterations taking advantage of cheaper component prices year to year and better processors.
“As it relates to iterating the console and refreshes, our strategy is very much similar to the mobile strategy. There will be a new Ouya every year. There will be an Ouya 2 and an Ouya 3. We’ll take advantage of faster, better processors, take advantage of prices falling. So if we can get more than 8GB of Flash in our box, we will. And in so doing, make sure that all games are backwards compatible.”
Uhrman also talked about what the Ouya will launch with internally, “We’re launching on the Tegra 3. It’s a quad-core A9 chip. Because it’s not a mobile device, we don’t have to balance power for battery life. So when all four quads are running, it’s 1.6GHz. It’s gonna be the best Tegra 3 device on the market.”
Each owner will have an Ouya account that will link to the user no matter what version of the Ouya they are using.
Some may scoff at the thought of a yearly console, but for the premium price of $99 it really is no different from getting a yearly phone, which many people already do.
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