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Crowd-funded videogame console due in June

Published on Feb 6, 2013 5:59 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - The crowd-funded Ouya videogame console seeking to shake up a market dominated by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo is gearing up for a US debut in June.

The team behind Ouya on Tuesday began taking online pre-orders for the Android-powered devices that plug into televisions and announced that several major retail chains will add the consoles to their shelves.

"Because of the support for Ouya you showed, some of our favorite stores are going to carry Ouya when it officially launches to the public in June," startup founder Julie Uhrman said in a message at the Kickstarter website.

Retailers selling the device will include Amazon, Target, Best Buy and GameStop, Ouya said.

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