OUYA Launch Delayed Till June 25th, Secures $15 Million Additional Funding

CEO Julie Uhrman talks about "greater than expected demand" and fixing controller issues.

Posted By | On 09th, May. 2013

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Originally scheduled to release on June 4th, the Android-based OUYA console is now scheduled to release on June 25th.

Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman recently stated that, “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.”

It’s also been reported the console managed to score $15 million in additional funding leading up to its release.

Considering the reviewers of OUYA consoles that backers who pledged towards the Kickstarter campaign are kind of lukewarm, it makes one wonder just how the device will perform at retail.

Regardless, the company is surging ahead, with Uhrman recently addressing controller issues that cause the buttons to get stuck under the faceplate (the solution, it turns out, is larger button holes). Thankfully, this has been implemented so that the corrected controllers ship in time for the retail launch.


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