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Ouya to sell on Amazon, Gamestop, Target and Best Buy for $99.99, pre-orders open Tuesday

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Ouya to sell on Amazon, Gamestop, Target and Best Buy $99.99 for the console and controller, and $49.99 for an additional controller.

The Android-operated video game console, Ouya, will sell on Amazon, Gamestop, Target and Best Buy for $99.99 (for the console and controller), and $49.99 for an additional controller, according to a Wall Street Journal interview with Julie Uhrman, chief executive of the Ouya.

The Ouya will hit retailers during the official launch in June, 2013, however, pre-orders open this Tuesday and pre-ordered units will be shipped out in April. Those who backed the Ouya project on crowdfunding website, Kickstarter, will receive their units March this year.

Uhrman feels that the console will have a large game library to offer gamers thanks to the developers on board the Ouya, including Square Enix (who are bringing Final Fantasy 3 to the console) and a large suite of Ouya-exclusive titles.

Since its reveal back in July 3, 2012, the crowdfunded project has received 68,000 backers with the number of orders growing every month, according to Uhrmann.

"I think it’s fair to say to get established players in the retail space excited about pre-selling Ouya speaks to the excitement in the marketplace. We’ve had 68,000 backers, we have more than that in pre-orders today," Uhrmann said in the WSJ interview.