If you're a game developer, or the sort of fellow who just has to get your hands on cool stuff as soon as you can, you might want to have a look at OUYA's page today. The Development Kits -- an OUYA console, two controllers, and access to the ODK (software development tools) -- are now available for preorder. The kits check in at $800 US per piece, and should be available in January 2013.
Now before the comments fill with lunacy, remember that this is not the retail price of the units. This offer is designed for software developers who want or need early access to make sure their stuff is ready when the OUYA consoles launch later in 2013. We're not going to second guess the pricing of the developer kits, as we assume that the people in charge know what they are doing.
All this means for the consumer (that's you and me) is that there's an even better chance the OUYA will launch with support for more apps and games. That's a good thing.
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