Chinese Console That Rips Off Both The PS4 And Xbox One Is Seeking Financiers
Up on China’s version of Kickstarter, is a new games console, called Ouye, that takes more than a little inspiration from PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ouye is being crowdfunded on Chinese site JD.com, where its makers are looking for financiers to raise around $700k.
The console is clearly modeled on the PS4, but it still manages to rip directly off the Xbox One by including the top grill from Microsoft’s console. The controller, on the other hand, is effectively an Xbox One pad with a few additional face buttons.
According to reports, this is an Android Micro Console being developed by a Shenzhen company. The name of the console, obviously, comes from the now defunct Ouya Android box. Although it is said to be a more powerful than the Ouya but the specs are a bit dated.
If successfully financed, Ouye is expected to cost around $70 to buy with one controller.
Considering it features an ARM processor and Android operating system, the new console may target games on Google Play, instead of those for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
According to the company, it took them 1 year and 3 months to get this product ready to ship. However, what’s difficult for me to digest is that the makers of the product claim they spent “6 months on the unique design.” Yes, a unique design….
A Kickstarter campaign will open at some stage down the line with an additional $15k as the target goal.
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