I'm not a wealthy guy, I got my PC and that's it. I have older consoles like PSP, NDS and Wii but I never got into Xbox 360, PS3 or the newer consoles like WiiU, PSVita and 3DS. For me they're all too expensive and I'm better off playing my games on the PC. Now for a few years I've been ignoring all console news but something really pique my interest. There's a new contender in town, OUYA and it's very very cheap.
I'm not going to go into too much details on OUYA, because news about it is already around for quite some time. Instead, I'll talk about what I personally think about the console(got this from the discussion I had with the guys at King Oil Steam group). So, for those who doesn't know anything about Ouya, I suggest you go to their website: http://www.ouya.tv/
As for technical specs, here it is: OUYA Spec
Now that we've got that out of our way let's talk more about the console. OUYA is designed as an Open Console where developers can develop games more easily without having to pay up huge amounts of investments like in other consoles. This is great and all but as with the Android app market right now, this would mean that most games you'll find are rubbish.
Don't believe me? just check out Google Play right now and most games that you'll see there are mostly casual games that won't hold your attention longer than the time you waste dropping a deuce. Because that's what they are: games you play while taking a dump. I'm not saying that they're bad, they're decent games that does what they're supposed to do, waste a small amount of time. These games aren't designed to take a lot of time like more hardcore titles.
This is my main gripe with OUYA right now. They need exclusive games or at least more non-casual games. For Indie gamers, OUYA might be a very interesting choice with plenty of Indie devs being interested in developing for it. But hardcore gamers might need some more persuasion than that.
True that more developers are interested in developing for OUYA but those are mostly Indie devs. Indie games are definitely fun, but for a console to be successful they still need bigger names backing them up or else this will only reach a niche market.
Is OUYA worth it then? with it's cheap price(only $99 and with that spec this is far cheaper than any Android tablet or consoles out there) it is definitely a very interesting choice. The console does have a lot of potential but I'd say we should still wait for more info on whether the larger game developers are going to develop something for the hardcore gamers. What do you think?