Ouya Kickstarter campaign ends with $8,580,359 raised

Ouya disassembled

Ouya’s Kickstarter campaign ended today, with the project raising $ 8,580,359 from 63,270 backers, smashing their target goal by 900 percent.

The Ouya Kickstarter campaign first launched July 10 with a funding goal of $ 950,000. Promising an elegant, affordable console built on the Android, the Ouya campaign broke funding records by reaching its goal in only eight hours.

The $ 99 hackable console, designed by Yves Behar, was met with skepticism over whether it would be delivered with playable games by its ambitious launch date of March 2013. Over the course of its Kickstarter campaign it tried to dispell this skepticism by bringing on board Muffi Ghadiali, who worked on the Kindle line of Amazon products, and announcing that games…

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