Ouya Open-Source Console Raises $8.5m On Kickstarter

The Ouya campaign on the crowd-source funding website Kickstarter saw more than 63,000 people back the idea.

Fans of the console were inspired by its mission to take on the big boys of the gaming world with a low price, hackable hardware and open operating system.

After the idea launched on 10 July it quickly caught the attention of the world’s tech media, and smashed its original funding target of $950,000.