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Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Android Micro Console Gains OUYA Support, Drops Price by $50

Normally, when we think about the world of home consoles, we turn to machines like the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, but a mobile OS like Android can also be a fantastic platform for gaming. That’s why we saw the launch of the $99 OUYA last year, followed by the $249 Mad Catz M.O.J.O micro console. Now, they’re about to combine their powers, because the MOJO is not only getting cheaper, it’s adding OUYA to the fray.

Most of us know Mad Catz for their fightsticks, mice, and headsets, but they entered the mobile world last summer with the announcement of the M.O.J.O. The Tegra 4-powered Android micro console has been met with limited success, so now they’ve dropped the price by $50 down to $199.99 and they’ve added in support for OUYA Everywhere. What this means is that if you have a MOJO, you can now dive into the OUYA store to get more games and content.

This could be a big win for Mad Catz, because the MOJO didn’t really have a custom gaming portal for titles that are optimized for enjoyment on a TV via a more conventional console controller. By baking in some OUYA Everywhere support, they gain that interface while retaining a higher level of micro-performance. This could mean that more developers can more easily release their TV-optimized games for both OUYA and MOJO owners. Of course, you could also root your console (which Mad Catz apparently encourages) to gain access to TEGRA Zone from NVIDIA, as well as Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

The OUYA Everywhere support should be coming “soon,” but for my money, I’m more intrigued by the PlayStation Vita TV myself, despite some of its shortcomings. What about you? Do you have any interest in these “micro” consoles? Or do you stick with gaming directly on your smartphone and tablet, as well as on the PC and through more conventional home (and portable) consoles?


Via Mad Catz

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