New 16GB Ouya Revision Announced

A new version of the Android microconsole Ouya has been released in the US. The new version comes with a $129 price tag, and contains an overhauled controller, improved WiFi, and 16GB of storage-which is double that of the original model’s  8GB.

This new Ouya revision comes in an anthracite finish, which is another way of saying matte black. It is only being released in the US as of now.

The Ouya gained immense popularity following its successful Kickstarter campaign, which saw the company rack up $8.6 million in funding. It officially became available commercially in June 2013. The company never revealed how much consoles it sold thus far, however.

Founding Ouya team member Muffi Ghadiali quit the company several months ago.

“Ouya is focusing more on the next phase of the business and product development. We’ve made some recent changes including the departure of Muffi Ghadiali who was invaluable during the launch of Ouya,” a company representative said. “As is to be expected, Ouya is an ever-changing business, and as we continue to grow our needs shift accordingly.”

Whether or not this revision will help the console commercially, only time will tell.