Ouya Console Launch Delayed By Three Weeks

The launch of the $99 Ouya console is being delayed. The company revealed the news today, blaming high demand for shift in release date. Speaking in a blog post published this morning, Ouya's Julie Uhrman said there will be a three week delay to give the company time to make more Ouya's. The official launch date for the console is now June 25, though gamers that backed the console via Kickstarter will still get their console before the end of this month.


Interestingly, Engadget says the company is also altering the button holes on the controller to avoid the sticking issue that Kickstarter backers have been dealing with. Uhrman says the controller issue and the delay are not related, claiming the change was made "very early" so all units are being produced with the new larger button holes, though it's not clear if early backers will be able to get a new controller.

In other news, Ouya revealed this morning that it has raised $15 million in funding from new investors. Ouya says this round of funding was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which is the same firm that originally backed Electronic Arts, and other investors include Mayfield Fund, Nvidia, Shasta Ventures, and Occam Partners.

If the delay has you down and you're desperate to see more of the Ouya, iFixit did a teardown of the console just yesterday. It might not be enough to tide you over for a further three weeks, but it could help. Right?

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