Ouya Boss Is Not Worried About Competition From Amazon Fire TV

While it shouldn't have any real impact on classic consoles, Amazon's new Fire TV is sure to put a damper on micro consoles such as Ouya.

In fact, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter believes that "the only one who should be worried is Ouya, since it is essentially the same device from a games perspective, but it does more because it accesses movie streaming."

Nonetheless, it seems that Ouya isn't that concerned.

"Just as Amazon blazed a trail for a new way of selling online, Ouya invented a new way to think about console games," said Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman. "But for us, games are not simply an 'added bonus' - they're the whole point. Ouya is solely dedicated to the devs creating games, and the players who play them. Their ideal experience is all we think about."

Fire TV can be used to play games using its official controller that is sold separately for $39.99. On the other hand, Ouya focuses solely on gaming and comes bundled with its gamepad. "We have more than 700 titles - many award winning -- from over 34,000 registered developers on the platform," Uhrman asserted .

Ouya has been transformed to an embeddable software platform nearly a month ago. In fact, it can be embedded on Fire TV if Ouya and Amazon agreed, but it seems that this agreement is unlikely. "Ouya Everywhere, bringing Ouya to other devices, has already been announced for Madcatz's M.O.J.O device," said Uhrman. We'll be announcing other partners soon."

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Be afraid.

Be very afraid, woman. A ******* Android console? Why wouldn't you just hook your tab', phab' or phone up to your TV, both of which are or will be loads more powerful than this hunk o' faaaaack & then use a controller that communicated wired or wirelessly though any one of the many methods of communicating with those already much more capable devices? You think that you can go up against the heavies when some of them are already starting to fail for the same reasons? "Your focus is gaming", & you think that fact will bring success? That is the fact that will lead you, and all consoles to eventual, inevitable failure.


Can't you just see her as an individual? A human with their own ideas and thoughts? She isn't worried as they are 2 different bits of hardware.


For me, as game devlopper amat. ouya is designed too for devlopper. It is a question , game for ouya is compatible with the one from amazon ?


Sounds like maybe you are since you don't seem to know what tha brah is talkin' 'bout. I never thought about it before but on tha realio, 'das it! 80's all over again.

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