The little Android console that could hits store shelves in the US, UK and Canada

It's been a long time coming, with a lot of changes along the way, but OUYA has finally hit widespread retail ability and will officially go on sale starting tomorrow. Several different online and traditional retailers -- such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target and GAME -- will be carrying the Android-powered console, and OUYA says it will be available in "hundreds of stores" across the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

Pricing sits at $99 for the console with one controller, and a (seemingly steep) $49 for additional controllers. Check the links below to either set up a pre-order or have the page ready to go for when the orders go live:

For those of you who don't mind putting pants on to go buy a console, you'll be able to head to local retail locations of the aforementioned stores to grab your own, although OUYA isn't specifying the amount of stock or specific availability at this time.

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TheDu9du says:

Yay it's Christmas in June!!!

See. Why would I buy a Shield for (now) $300 when I can get this for $100? I know, this doesn't have nearly all the things the Shield have (ie portability and it's own screen) but this price makes so much more sense!

I think these products are completely different and in no way comparable.

still1 says:

exactly, its like kindle fire.

not only are they functionally different... they also have a diff range of specs... last year the ouya may have been top of the line but this year its nothing but a middle class devices... shield on the other hand....

The Bard says:

SHIELD has far better spec, portable and I bet it will have far better games (in graphic).

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tigeryee says:

the price of the Ouya control is odd to me

Paul Acevedo says:

It's in line with Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 controller prices. Steep compared to the price of the console itself, but otherwise reasonable.

tigeryee says:

At least you can use your PS3 controller for this thing, most of us already have 1

dmatherl says:

Can you? I did not know this, I actually just ordered one on a whim, that's how good this price point is. A very easy impulse buy.

peterfares says:

If you own a PS3 why would you want to play a stupid gimmick like this? Would you rather play Temple Run or The Last Of Us?

Paul Acevedo says:

Believe it or not, it's possible for people to enjoy both kinds of games.

rolefourlife says:

I LOVE my PS3, I play it all the time and don't play many games on my phone at at all. But I would consider buying an Oyua for the emulator alone. I still play my NES and SNES a little bit but the idea of having almost any old NES game on this thing sounds pretty appealing.

rootedVette says:

I've been using my PS3 controllers and a wired 360 controller.

svfd757 says:

Uh, I "pre-ordered" one and have yet to receive it. Where is my PRE-ORDER?

Pengwn says:

Same here..

My email said mine would ship by April 2013. Very disappointing..

codekey says:

Same here I got an email weeks ago about it shipping but it still isn't showing up on DHL website tracking. What good is it to be an early backer and get it after everyone else? BS!

thamenacing1 says:

I'm in the same boat....that Bullshit talking about it's on its way. Meanwhile people can just walk into the store and get one...wtf...

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Eldwafio says:

Usual fail for uk pricing. make it $40 more expensive just so it's 99.99 here

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Pervbear says:

No one likes the UK which is why this is such a common practice.

Schwermzilla says:

LOL still waiting on my Kickstarter edition to arrive.

Conect11 says:

For those of you who have not received your consoles, you're not the only ones. Myself, along with many others are still waiting on both preorders and Kickstarter units, even weeks after Ouya proclaimed that all Kickstarter consoles had shipped. The noise is deafening over on Ouya's Facebook page, as is the company's silence. Why isn't that being reported???

A895 says:

Thinking of replacing my Xbox with this when I sell it.

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15israellai says:

Sorry, had to do this.

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jbuggydroid says:

I'm never pie ordering anything again.everyone time I do it ends up being that I could have bought it in store before receiving it in the mail.

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Suntan says:

This device needs an up to date article featuring the "Top 10" games available on OUYA now that it is at retail availability.

The "best games" articles I've seen before were rather uninspiring. Hopefully that's changed.


bjfrank2 says:

If you have already purchased games for an android tablet or phone, specifically the Tegra optimized games. Do you have to purchase them again for the OUYA?

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badbradd2 says:

Once it's rooted, we should be able to install custom roms on it with the Play Store I would think.

wxrusss8 says:

Go read the Android Police review. Ouch!

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JEvoUser says:

No Google Play = ooo no okay :-) ... I'm not going to play that free junk that is over run with in app purchases. The only in app purchases I would even consider are those that add content to the game to make b it bigger like Borderlands 2 :-)