An open-source games console has been getting funding on Kickstarter
Ouya, a project on Kickstarter to create an Android-powered games console, has received over $2.5 million of funding in just one day.
Responding to the unexpected amount of support, the project's founders said they were shocked. So far, nearly 20,000 people have backed the project on Kickstarter, a website where people can fund projects.
"We are blown away by your support. With your help, we just raised $2 million. And it's only the first day."
The console plugs straight into a TV and will cost $99 (£63). The developers said it would be open source and ‘hacker friendly' so people can easily develop games and peripherals for it.
Inside Ouya is a quad-core processor, 1GB of memory, 8GB of flash storage, an HDMI port, Wifi, Bluetooth and a USB 2 port. It will run Android 4 and have a wireless controller for playing games.
All games will be free to try with many being free to play. Titles from independent developers and major publishing houses will be available.
According to the Ouya page on Kickstarter, games developed for Android will also work on the console.
"Because Ouya is based on Android, any app developer could publish their Android app to Ouya. The possibilities are limitless, and conversations with potential partners are already underway."
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