Ouya CEO 'pissed' at delayed backer shipments as console hits stores

By Steve Watts, Jun 25, 2013 8:15am PDT

The Android-based Ouya is hitting retail stores today, but the occasion hasn't quite gone off without a hitch. Some of the Kickstarter backers still have not received their early-edition consoles, prompting a message from the company CEO.

"I am pissed," CEO Julie Uhrman wrote on the Kickstarter blog (via Polygon). "Some of you have not yet received your Ouya--and, to you, I apologize. I did not promise to ship to *most* of you before we hit store shelves. I promised to ship to *all* of you. I've been reading your comments, and we are working to solve this."

She wrote that the Ouya shipments were delivered to a partner in May, but some were not delivered as promised. Head of operations Ken Stephens apologized for DHL's tracking system, and said that the "vast majority" of those who have not received their consoles yet are international customers.

According to a press announcement released alongside the launch today, the console boasts more than 170 games and media apps so far. 17,000 game creators have registered, a number that must include quite a few indie devs alongside its bigger names like Sega, Square Enix, and Double Fine. The console costs $99.99, and additional controllers will run you $49.99.

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