While OUYA does have a console of their own, it's not doing too well. The software layer though isn't that bad and OUYA's starting to let others use their platform on their products in what is called the OUYA Everywhere initiative.
Today, Mad Catz has announced a partnership with OUYA to bring to Mad Catz's own micro-console, the M.O.J.O. It will be the first console to have OUYA integration giving the M.O.J.O. the best of both worlds in allowing for applications from both the Google Play store and the OUYA platform.
Not only is OUYA coming to the M.O.J.O., but the price is dropping to $199.99, which is a $50 drop. The M.O.J.O. is powered by the Tegra 4 processor with 2GB of ram and 16GB of storage.
Mad Catz® And OUYA® Announce Content Agreement To Bring OUYA To The M.O.J.O.™ Micro-Console™ For Android™
New Agreement Signifies First Step in the OUYA Everywhere Initiative
M.O.J.O. Price Cut to $199.99 MSRP
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. & SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – March 6, 2014 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/ TSX: MCZ) and OUYA announced today a content agreement to bring OUYA® to the Mad Catz M.O.J.O.™ Micro-Console™ for Android™. In addition, the price of M.O.J.O. will be reduced to an MSRP of $199.99 in the United States with similar price adjustments taking place in all major territories.
Announced earlier this week, the OUYA Everywhere initiative aims to bring OUYA to a wide variety of devices, with theM.O.J.O. Micro-Console being the first. OUYA on M.O.J.O. is expected to debut later this spring with all existing and upcoming OUYA content available on the Mad Catz Micro-Console.
"Up until now, the game console experience has been locked inside a box,” said Julie Uhrman, CEO and founder of OUYA. “Together with the hardware veterans at Mad Catz, we end that. Today’s announcement signifies the inception of a truly open platform where independent developers can bring their creations to the platforms where gamers actually play: everywhere."
“With more than 680 games and 33,000 developers signed up, OUYA features an impressive catalogue of content from AAA developers and independent publishers, all of which are designed to replicate the core gaming experience, taking advantage of the TV and controller,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “This agreement with OUYA encapsulates our vision of an open software platform powered by M.O.J.O.’shigh-performance hardware, and supported by the entire ecosystem of GameSmart™ gaming accessories. We believe today’s announcements will widen the appeal of M.O.J.O. introducing it to a greater number of passionate gamers.”