Despite a successful Kickstarter campaign, the OUYA had a shaky launch in June last year, with slow adoption rates, despite impressive developer support. This past weekend, OUYA announced an updated version (second generation, if you will) of their console. The price has jumped from $99 to $129, but is that the only new thing about the second generation? No, sir. Not by a long shot.
So, what's new? Well, for starters, the new OUYA is a sleek new suit of matte-black, and comes with an improved controller with better buttons, sticks, and a lower input latency to improve gaming feedback. The console itself has seen improvements to Wi-Fi range and reliability, and an increase in storage capacity, from 8GB to 16GB, as well as preparations made for their currently-in-beta expandable storage functions. For the extra $30, it's not a bad deal if you were already considering the purchase at $99, but we can't help but feel a little disappointed with the lack of new features and improvements brought by this new version.
We've reached out to OUYA to see if we can get our hands on this new generation of OUYA. We'll keep you updated when we hear back on the subject. Stay tuned.