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Ouya rival GameStick set for global release

Android microconsole to launch on September 30

The official release date of GameStick is September 30, its creator PlayJam has revealed.

[Update: The game's launch has since been pulled back to October 29]

Measured as roughly the same size as a standard USB stick, the GameStick console is designed for portability and can be carried within its (standard sized) controller. The hardware spec is similar to smartphones, carrying 1GB of DDR3 memory and 8GB of Flash storage.

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The unit can also attach to TVs via an HDMI slot, and can sync with other controllers through Bluetooth.

UK retailer GAME has listed the device at £80, while US outlet GameStop is offering the device for $80.

The GameStick launched as a Kickstarter project and met its $100,000 target on its first day.

Eventually the final amount raised was $647,658, smashing the original target and clearing all pre-defined stretch goals.

GameStick is the latest Android powered game device with intentions to take on living-room systems such as Xbox One and PS4.

Following the relative success of the first major dedicated Android games console, Ouya, peripherals firm Mad Catz signalled its intent to develop a new Android console.

In August, it was rumoured that the internet giant Amazon was

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