Ouya Gets An Updated Console with 16GB Internal Storage and Revised Controller, Available at Retail Now

on January 31, 2014 7:44 AM

Ouya became one of the biggest talking points of last-year with its game marketplace revoking nearly entirely around free-to-play titles, along with the possibilities of an open-source console with access to an extensive library of Android-powered games.

Luckily, it seems like with some of the complaints and flak that the system received when it debuted last summer (in particular for the controller’s poor quality), a new updated Ouya console is about to make its way onto the market with some refinements from its first iteration.

The new, updated Ouya console will be receiving a storage boost of 16GB of internal memory (previously seen on the “limited edition” white Ouya console release late last year), along with “refinements” made to the controller, although details of exactly what changes were made to the controller are unknown at this time.

In addition to some of these hardware changes, the new console will also operate with the latest Ouya firmware released so far, and will also contain “tweaks” to the system’s Wi-Fi, which will boost its signal and provide a more stable and reliable connection, a problem which often plagued the original console with its weak Wi-Fi connectivity.

The new console will be priced at $129, with the updated system seemingly already available now, or will be in retailers’ hands very shortly, with the original Ouya (8GB) model still available for $99 at most retailers as well.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.