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Ouya Kickstarter: $3,389,905 and counting

Just over a day down, only 28 to go

Support for the Android-based Ouya games console is smashing expectations, as its Kickstarter fund continues to demonstrate.


Its makers were hoping to raise $950,000 in a month. It passed that amount within a few hours and hit $2 million in the first day. Now, before two days have passed, the fund sits at $3,389,905, and there are still 28 days to go.

"Do you realize what you've done? You proved consoles aren't dead. You shocked the world. And us," said founder and CEO Julie Uhrman - and that was at the $2 million mark.

"We are blown away by your support," she added. "Now we want to blow you away. The biggest thing for us right now: we are working on our stretch goals, what we can do if we raise more money. It might take us a few days to figure that out, and we want your help."

The team is taking suggestions for ideas via the email, and poles for games you want to see on the console via an online survey.

According to the concept plans, Ouya will be a "hackable" Android-basic console on which any developer will be able to publish games, and every customer who buys a retail box will receive their own dev kit.