The early reviews for the Ouya have been less than complimentary, outlining some controller; hardware quality and more issues with the Android powered gaming console.
The Verge criticized the hardware quality, the UI, the game installation process, the in-app purchases mechanism and current software selection. Engadget found issues with ill-fitting controller faceplates, sticky analogue sticks, controller lag and software discoverability.
MCV report that Ouya have responded by claiming that these reviews were based on early backer units and not consoles designed for media review, and are promising that the issues will all be ironed out by the time the console is officially released in June.
Ouya say these early units had been sent out “to test our eco-system and fine-tune the experience.”
“We will be making Ouya review units available in early to mid-May so that you are able to review the more complete consumer experience and prepare your coverage in time for the June 4th retail launch,” claimed Ouya in a statement.
“To clarify for you – Ouya has sent no review units out to press. Any reviews you have seen online are a result from individuals who received early backer units from supporting our Kickstarter.”