Updated Ouya Consoles to Release Every Year

by on February 7, 2013

Updated-Ouya-Consoles-to-Release-Every-YearThe DICE summit is currently happening in the States at the minute and one little tidbit that has come out of there is that Ouya are looking to apply the Apple philosophy to their Android home console.

Just like the iPhone, or the iPad, a new Ouya is planned to release every single year. CEO Julie Uhrman spoke to Joystiq to explain their reasoning behind this;

 “There will be an Ouya 2 and an Ouya 3. We’ll take advantage of faster, better processors, take advantage of prices falling. So if we can get more than 8GB of Flash in our box, we will. And in so doing, make sure that all games are backwards compatible.”

I would hope that games would be backward compatible as titles will be linked to your Ouya account. In terms of what makes the box tick, Uhrman claims that it’s packing a bit punch;

“We’re launching on the Tegra 3. It’s a quad-core A9 chip. Because it’s not a mobile device, we don’t have to balance power for battery life. So when all four quads are running, it’s 1.6GHz. It’s gonna be the best Tegra 3 device on the market.”

Seems like a risky announcement to make. We haven’t seen the first iteration of the system yet and won’t for another couple of months. Will demand be that high that consumers will cry out for another Ouya next year, and the year after that, and the year after that?