OUYA to Refresh Hardware Every Year

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  1. IBNobody
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    Unlike Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, OUYA is planning to refresh their hardware on a yearly basis.

    From Engadget
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/07/ouya-annual/

    Assuming the OUYA makes it past its first 2 years, and assuming SoC's keep improving, the OUYA could grow to rival graphics on the more expensive consoles.

    Cue the "it's going to fail. I'm not going to buy one" messages in 3...2...1... :P
     


  2. rad140

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    Sounds like somebody got greedy.
     
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  3. soulx

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    Assuming the Ouya makes it past the first month.
     
  4. raulpica

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    What.. is that feeling? Is the Ouya getting more and more unattractive by the second?

    Uhhh. Yep, it's that.
     
  5. Valwin

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    this whole thing is one of the biggest scams ever
     
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    Is that a joke? If not, with mobile hardware they going to do so?

    This how it's going keep longevity overall by annually upgrading. One year is kind of short.
    Should at least of been 2 years apart.
     
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Oh, OUYA, you are a hoot.
     
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    For some reason I'm just imagining a stack of Ouya cubes sitting next to your TV.

    I'm still flabbergasted that people still support this device.
     
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  9. 2ndApex

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    As long as they're upgrades and not replacements I'll be fine.
     
  10. Guild McCommunist

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    I still found it odd that the last ten minutes was just 9/11 news coverage.
     
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    Don't worry - at least they take up less space than a PC or a standard console, right? :creep:
     
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  12. Ron

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    Called it!

    Android hardware just moves at such an astonishing rate that doing this is almost necessary if you want to keep up.
     
  13. Foxi4

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    Especially when you want to make a low-cost device. In any case, if you want your Android-based gaming device to be competitive on the market, it pretty much requires hardware upgrades or even whole revamps on a yearly basis.
     
  14. IBNobody
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    One year IS short, and they'd have to really sell me on the upgrade. If I'm using the box as a media consumer, and it's playing everything I throw at it, what is going to make me want to upgrade?

    Plus, I definitely don't want to have to rebuy a new controller every year.

    If they didn't upgrade every year, though, they wouldn't be able to keep up with the rest of the mobile market. Games would be released for Android that wouldn't work on the OUYA
     
  15. Veho

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    We knew from the start that by the time it came out, it will have been overtaken by cheap Android sticks. But having an upgrade option is not a bad idea. Now it all depends on how much the upgrade board will cost. $50 seems about right for that kind of thing.
     
  16. Ron

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    The "upgrades" are probably full sets. Even if they sell just the new box, it'll be for around $69, or full set again for $99.
     
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    Make sense if you only pay 1/2 for a upgrade and full with your first Ouya.
    I don't think they would update that much. Maybe add a better responsive touch pad or
    a real touchscreen. Not something you can't use your old controller for.
     
  18. FAST6191

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    In a world that gave us the Gizmondo can you really say that?
     
  19. Foxi4

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    I didn't notice that part before.

    Let me take a deep breath before I start laughing. About 5 minutes should be fine.
     
  20. Veho

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    Well that would just be silly. You the only thing you need to change is the board. They should give old users that option instead of forcing them to buy an entire new box if they want to upgrade.