$99 Gaming Console Smashes Record at Kickstarter
Ouya creators meet original goal in just 8 hours, pass $3M
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2012 1:53 PM CDT
A screen grab from Kickstarter video.   (Kickstarter)

(Newser) – The creators of Ouya, a cheaper and hacker-friendly gaming console built on Android, wanted to raise almost a million bucks in a month. Well, they got that much through their Kickstarter campaign in about eight hours, reports an impressed CNET. And in about a day, they had raised more than $2.5 million, making it the biggest first day ever on the crowdfunding site, notes VentureBeat. The figure is currently above $3 million and still climbing, with more than 24,000 people funding the campaign.

What to do with all the extra cash? In an update, one of the creators writes, "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. Tell us what you would like the stretch goals to be."
 

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