Ouya shows that they realize the value of communication, fills us in with another shipping update
Ouya wants to be the next big thing on console gaming. We've heard today that they now have 10,000 developers lined up, and since the end of March they have been busy shipping units out to Kickstarter backers. They realize that to be successful, they need to get units in the hands of people who want one, and more importantly, keep communicating with the folks waiting on their order.
They are doing that with weekly shipping updates on their Kickstarter page and via email, like the one they have sent out today. There's no real breaking news to tell, but the prove that they are listening to feedback and have adjusted a few things in their shipping workflow:
- Limited Edition units have been "fast-tracked" and will be shipped out sooner, cutting nearly two weeks off the original time.
- Standard orders are no longer prioritized over orders with extra controllers. The orders with spare controllers will start shipping early next week.
- They are working on methods to get international orders out the door faster
Good news all around, and it's awesome to see a company let us know how things are going during the crazy process of shipping out tens of thousands of units. Well done, Ouya.