Ouya release date delay due to high demand

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We have some important news for those of you who were confident enough to pledge a donation for the Kickstarter-funded Ouya console. The highly anticipated Android system has received a slight delay, due to high demand from retailers according to company CEO Julie Uhrman.

The good news however, is that the device will still be available in June. The official launch of Ouya was due to take place on June 4. Now though, it has been confirmed that Ouya will instead be available on June 25, giving time for the team to step up their efforts behind the scenes to make sure that sufficient supply will be available from retailers.

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If you are planning to buy Ouya from the UK, you’ll be able do so from specialist retailer GAME and Amazon. For those looking for some emulator action in the US, Ouya will be going on sale throughout GameStop and Best Buy, as well as online from Amazon too. Aside from SNES, NES, N64 and Commodore 64 support, Ouya has also been backed by a large number of big name publishers.

Square-Enix is one such name that has lended their support, offering Final Fantasy III as a title available straight from launch. Fez is also a game that is on the way later in the year, with more developers likely add to add support once the console has successfully launched.

In other related news, the team behind Ouya has also acknowledged a fault with the controller and have confirmed that the problem (involving sticky buttons) has already been fixed and will be implemented on controllers in time for the revised June 25 launch. Backers who are yet to receive their console will get the fixed controllers, while those who already have Ouya have been advised to contact customer service to solve the problem.

Are you on the Ouya bandwagon, solely due to the emulator support, or will you be buying one for other reasons? Let’s hope some more big developers lend their support throughout the year.

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