OUYA beaten by phones in benchmark tests

OUYA consoles have been shipping to Kickstarter backers, giving tech fans a chance to try it out for themselves. And what's one of the first things people do with new gadgets? Benchmarks, of course. Pitted against other Android devices, it came in strong for the price but finished behind some existing phones and tablets.

FutureMark (via GI.biz) rated various Android devices, including smartphones, tablets, and the OUYA console. Of the 258 devices it rated, the OUYA came in at 73rd. That puts it behind many newer devices like the HTC One, LG Nexus 4, some Samsung Galaxy, and Sony Xperia devices. However, do note that the device is only $99, while most phones go for more than six times as much when unlocked and unsubsidized. With its ARM A9 chip, it's on par with the similarly equipped HTC One X+.

The console recently met with some criticism upon reaching Kickstarter backers. It is set to launch formally on June 4.