A few days ago, OUYA, sent an update to all the backers letting them know they sent off 1,200 developer consoles to developers around the world. They also released an unboxing video showing off the first run special developer consoles. They are translucent, rooted and ready to go straight from the box. They know there are bugs and the controller isn’t perfect, but this give developers a chance to find bugs and submit feedback before OUYA does a production run for the masses.
Here’s a list of the Dev Console package contents if you can’t watch the video right now:
- Jet-black OUYA Devs package (“Thanks for believing”)
- Official Developer Welcome Letter (Frameable!)
- One frosted translucent OUYA Dev Console (Surprise! We included a Micro-USB port, for your computer-hooking-up pleasure.)
- Two frosted translucent OUYA Dev Controllers (Batteries included!)
- HDMI cable
- Micro-USB cable
- Power adapter
The above picture is what they are aiming for, for the final design of the UI. Right now, they said it’s not at that state, it’s currently in the “early, early, early” state. Check out the unboxing video below. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these in March to play with. If you are convinced they aren’t vaporware now, you can still pre-order one from OUYA.