Android-based console newbie OUYA announced today via Twitter that they’re now accepting Bitcoin for console purchases. No word yet on using the Bitcoin digital currency for game purchases, but it’s probably safe to assume that such is not far behind.
To make it up to its customers, OUYA is offering a $13.37 in-store credit, realizing that they have learned a lot from their past and will continue to make themselves better. It is certainly a great gesture of accepting that it did fail and now hoping to start off afresh, and offering some amount of money is a sign of good faith.
Behold, the day of days has arrived: Kickstarted darling Ouya, the Android-powered video game console, is available to the public. It sold out on Amazon in just a few hours and I’ll bet that other retailers are finding their stocks a little low, too. I backed Ouya on Kickstarter shortly before the close of the nearly $8.6M funding round last summer, and I received my backer unit a couple of weeks ago. I’ve had some time to play several of the games and poke around the device a bit.