Round Two For Ouya Console with Overhauled Hardware and Storage

Brittany Vincent

Ding! Time for another round

If the first run of the Kickstarter-powered Ouya wasn't enough to inspire you to purchase one, perhaps new and improved hardware will change your mind. A brand new 16GB version of the Ouya is giving the console an overhaul to attract a new audience as well as win back detractors from the initial release.

After the Ouya released to nearly universal criticism, sporting bugs, only 8GB of onboard storage, and a cornucopia of other issues, Kickstarter backers and those who pulled the trigger on the deal were understandably disgruntled about the whole ordeal. Though the original Ouya console was only $99 in comparison to the exorbitant pricing of next-gen darlings PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you essentially got what you paid for.

Now, the second Ouya console is running $129 for an overhauled rig, sporting a quad-core Tegra 3-T33 processor with 1GB of memory and 16GB of internal Flash storage with the ability to add additional storage. The outside's considerably shinier and vastly-improved as well, and you'll also get an HDMI cable with the console and one controller. Additional controllers are available for $49.99.

It's unsure whether or not an overhaul like this can revive the Ouya or its brand, but it'll be interesting to see if a system that seems to have failed its backers can rise from the ashes into something great. Are you planning on grabbing a new Ouya console? Check out additional details at Ouya's official site here . The matte is attractive alright, but is this enough to attract new buyers?

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