OUYA Update: Pay more, served last
Alright, well, this is awkward. OUYA have just released a new update to their Kickstarter page. The update covers the recent concerns over shipping times. The OUYA teams have stated that they began to ship the console on the 27th of March and will ship the final console in May - whether that's the start or end of the month we do not know.
The have also announced that:
"The rollout will be as follows: We are starting with the standard OUYA unit (grey console+controller), then working on the Kickstarter exclusive units and units with more than one controller."
This is a bummer for us, because we really wanted to get our OUYA review out faster. We had ordered the limited-edition OUYA with 3 extra controllers. This is bad. We paid most and are getting served last - great.
OUYA is shipping! I know you are anxious to play and probably want to know when to expect yours. Here’s the plan:
We began shipping last week, 3/27 in fact. We had two days of manufacturing and then we had to stop for Easter. This week, we got 3 days of work and then had to stop for the Qingming Festival. I know this sucks but we will be picking up the pace.
Starting next week, we will be building and shipping units 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, we are bringing on new vendors to help us deliver faster. However, we will not sacrifice quality for speed.
The rollout will be as follows: We are starting with the standard OUYA unit (grey console+controller), then working on the Kickstarter exclusive units and units with more than one controller.
Also, every Friday, on our blog (www.ouya.tv/blog), we will update you on our progess and plan. As of today, we plan on making our final delivery in May. In fact, until now we were sending shipping alerts only when your shipment left the assembly line. Because you asked for it, we will now send out pre-shipping alerts a week before to let you know your order is queued up.
We appreciate your continued support as we deliver your OUYA -- and know that every day there are more games for you to play! That’s the best part. :)
Our loyal supporters,
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