Mad Catz first revealed its M.O.J.O. Android gaming console at the E3 event held this year at Los Angeles. The device allows consumers to play Android games on a bigger display such as a flat screen TV. It will rival other similar consoles such as the Ouya and Shield and will have access to Google Play, Amazon App Store and TegraZone (NVIDIA’s game portal).
Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, said in a press release that “The M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android has attracted strong interest due to its high-performance hardware, open software platform and the ecosystem of accessories. M.O.J.O. is the center piece of our GameSmart mobile initiative and brings core gaming experiences to the mobile platform.”
Mad Catz has announced that it will start shipping out the M.O.J.O. this coming December 10 and will come with a price tag of $250. Those interested in getting this Android gaming console can now pre-order it at the company website. The company also mentioned that it will only be available in “limited quantities” during its initial release so if you’re planning to get this device then you should pre-order it now.
- Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Internal Storage
- Pre-installed Google Play and NVIDIA TegraZone Apps
- Wi-Fi b/g/n Support
- Bluetooth v2.1 + 4.0 Support
- USB 3.0 Port
- USB 2.0 Port
- MicroSD Flash Slot
- HDMI Out
- 3.5mm Headphone Socket
- 100Mbit Ethernet Socket
The device has pretty much high end specs and should be able to flawlessly run any Android game out in the market. Previously it was reported that this device will support PC gaming via streaming. This functionality however has not been mentioned on the website which could mean that it was announced by mistake or the feature still has yet to be officially announced.
One challenge that this console will most likely have is its high price tag. In comparison, this device costs 3 times higher than the Gamestick and around 2.5 times higher than the Ouya. The 4GB Xbox 360 is even priced at $200, $50 cheaper than the M.O.J.O.