Ouya now available for pre-order

Did you miss out on the Ouya Kickstarter? You can now pre-order the console via Ouya.tv.

Did you miss out on the Ouya Kickstarter? You can now pre-order the console via Ouya.tv.

(Credit: Ouya)

The Ouya Kickstarter closed just 10 minutes ago at time of writing (3.10pm AEST), after an absolutely phenomenal campaign, ending with over 60,000 backers and more than US$8.5 million in funding.

But if you missed out, or couldn't afford to back the project within the window, breathe easy; Ouya has just launched Ouya.tv, its own website where you can now pre-order the console.

It's a little bit more expensive than funding the Kickstarter campaign, but still very reasonable — for Australians, the console and one controller comes to US$119, plus US$20 shipping.

Ouyaitself is part Android-based console, part media hub, and has been announcing partnerships thick and fast. In the last few weeks, it has partnered with Vevo and OnLive, and today announced that it will be launching with XBMC and Plex support.

While we would be lying if we said that we don't have misgivings about the hardware, we're very keen to see what Ouya does next. If you are too, you can sign up for updates on its new website.

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