OUYA’s ambitious indie gaming console Kickstarter project finishes with $8,580,359

OUYA’s ambitious indie gaming console Kickstarter project finishes with $8,580,359

Bam! OUYA, the wildly successful $99 indie gaming console, has just finished its month-long Kickstarter journey with a jaw-dropping $8,580,359 raised. Starting out with only a video, a couple of CAD mockups and the promise of Yves Behar’s design talents, the masses (some 61,000 backers) fell in love with the idea: “cracking open the last closed platform: the TV.”

As a recap, the project didn’t just win everyone over at once. It first broke the $2M barrier nearly four weeks ago, and since then, numerous announcements and sneak peeks have been made available, and undoubtedly drove up its numbers.

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So far, OUYA has partnered with open source media player XBMC, iHeartRadio, VEVO, cloud gaming company OnLive, NAMCO BANDAI Games and lastly, Plex. With that came the following teasers:

image 145060 full 520x371 OUYA partners with XBMC, TuneIn and shows off its tiny profile as it nears $7m in Kickstarter funding

image 141146 full 520x280 OUYA secures OnLive partnership, teases controller design as it passes $5.5M on Kickstarter

image 141147 full 520x280 OUYA secures OnLive partnership, teases controller design as it passes $5.5M on Kickstarter

image 141148 full 520x280 OUYA secures OnLive partnership, teases controller design as it passes $5.5M on Kickstarter

image 143107 full 520x402 OUYA lands partnership with VEVO after passing $6M in funding

150 DPI Home screen1 520x292 Ouyas $99 game console lands on Kickstarter to disrupt the industry

image 141145 full 520x292 OUYA secures OnLive partnership, teases controller design as it passes $5.5M on Kickstarter

OUYA’s growth as a concept also feels surprisingly democratic. Partnerships were largely dictated by backer demand, and even the adjustment of the buttons to spell O-U-Y-A came from fans.

image 143108 full 520x520 OUYA lands partnership with VEVO after passing $6M in funding

What do you think of OUYA’s success? Is there a roof on this thing we call Kickstarter?

➀ OUYA

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