Ouya Launch Date Delayed and Controller Problems Have Been Addressed

by on May 9, 2013

The marquee Android based home console will miss it’s expected launch date of June 4 and will now arrive on store shelves on June 25, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman told Joystiq.

Uhrman stated that demand for more units from retailers is the reason for the date being pushed back:

“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.”

Kickstarter backers that have already received their systems have reported problems with the controller. Apparently, the buttons tend to get stuck, but Uhrman has said that this issue has since been fixed with larger button holes:

 “I don’t know what the exact millimeter is, but we’ve increased the size just a little bit, so now the buttons don’t stick under it. We made that change very early so all the units are being produced with those larger button holes.” 

These new controllers will be shipped to Kickstarter backers and anyone that was sent the problematic pads can contact Ouya support and the company will try and “resolve the issue via customer service”.

I’m not too sure if new controllers can be sent through the phone.

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