$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
$99 Gaming Console Smashes Record at Kickstarter
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.

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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." (Read more Ouya stories.)

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