The market for an Android based gaming console hasn’t been fully tapped yet. Take the case of Ouya which is the first Android gaming console. The device is so successful that they overshot their target at Kickstarter and have now delivered the dev consoles to game developers. The consumer versions of Ouya will be delivered this April.
One other company plans to replicate this success and has its project now live over at Kickstarter. The new gaming console is called GameStick which will be developed by PlayJam and all you need to do is plug in the stick to the HDMI port of your TV set and use the wireless controller to play games.
- Processor – Amlogic 8726-MX
- Memory – 1GB DDR3 / 8GB FLASH
- Content Download Manager w/ cloud storage for games.
- WiFi – 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth – LE 4.0
- O/S – Android Jelly Bean
- Controller – Bluetooth, 3 mode controller: gamepad, mouse and keyboard with support for up to 4 controllers.
- Full 1080p HD video decoding
The project currently has 531 backers who have already contributed a total of $48,375. The goal is to reach $100,000 and there’s 29 days left to achieve this.
GameStick has been in development for over a year now and a working prototype has already been made. It’s not the final product yet but it’s already 90% completed. Once finished, the product will be sold for only $79 which is quite affordable. You can even pre-order a unit right now by heading over to their Kickstarter page and making a donation. You will need to pledge a minimum amount of $69 to get the console and controller bundle.
At the rate that the donations are coming in we are sure that PlayJam will hit its target. We’re hoping to get an early version of this console to review it for you guys.