Mad Catz have announced that the M.O.J.O, their micro Android console, will launch on December 10th for $249.99 (or £219.99 for us Brits).
The console might seem a smidge on the pricey side, but it does come with a lovely looking controller.
Confirmed specifications for M.O.J.O include an NVIDIA® Tegra®4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, HDMI out capabilities with full 1080p resolution, Bluetooth, microSD™ Flash Slot with support for SDXC™ Cards up to 128GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and the Android 4.2.2 operating system.
So why choose M.O.J.O over competitors like Ouya? Well for one, Mad Catz extended peripheral range goes hand in hand with the machine, giving you access to mice and headsets out the gate, which is a nice deal sweetener.
Something that offers this many methods of control, from a company as reputable as Mad Catz, could help Android gaming break the living room. The only off-putting thing right now, for me, is the price.
That said the controller looks mighty fine, and that’s the main thing that devices like the Ouya and Gamestick have got wrong thus far. Well, that and operating systems. And stability. Hopefully for more than two hundred pounds, Mad Catz will have all of that under control.