Ouya launch delayed by three weeks

Ouya launch delayed by three weeks
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

May 9th 2013 at 12:32PM

Tiny Android console slips past June 4th release date

Android console Ouya has had its launch delayed by three weeks.

The company behind the crowdfunded platform said the setback was due to demand beyond its expectations from consumers and retailers, forcing it to move the launch date to June 25th.

Ouya stressed however that it the change in date would not affect Kickstarter backer shipment, which should reach all those who donated to the console by the end of May.

The console had originally been slated to hit UK retail on June 4th, as well as also being available in the US and Canada, selling at £99.99 ($99.99).

Ouya can be pre-ordered from its official website for $99.99. For that price, users get the console, one wireless Bluetooth controller, a power adopter (region specific), two AA batteries and a HDMI cable. Additional controllers can be purchased for $49.99.

The company has also just announced its latest funding round which raised $15m from a number of investors, including Nvidia.