After the release of Sony’s new PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, and because of the advance of hardware specs comparing to older versions of the consoles, a new type of consoles is entering the market. It doesn’t have the same specs as the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but a lot of people are liking it and want to get it despite the simplicity of the idea.
It is the new Android powered gaming console Ouya, the first totally open video game console. What’s so special about it is that the developers are trying to bring Google’s Android to the market of hardcore gaming without losing the casual gamers from the simple, yet so popular, games from Android based phones. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could try every game before buying it? Ouya also lets you play the games that was developed by amateur programmers, plus a huge variety of free games.
Ouya’s main marketing target is to bring more programmers and developers to the big screen. The success of games on smartphones was surprising, because people are using their smartphones to connect to the internet and stay in touch by linking it to Facebook and Google+. That led to the rise of simple and competitive games, in which players can challenge friends with high scores and achievements.
What do you think about Android based games? Would you get Ouya or stick to the PlayStation and Xbox?
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