White Ouya launches in North America for Christmas - with double storage

Ouya’s Android-based video game console is now available in a limited-edition white variant, but it's launched only in North America.

The original Ouya hit store shelves in June, and now, less than six months later and just in time for Christmas, the company has debuted a white version. If you pre-order by 8 December, you'll get a delivery by Christmas Day. Who knows if that's reliable though, as the company has a history with pushing back deadlines due to hiccups.

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The unit comes with 16GB of built-in storage, double the storage found in the original Ouya, and it  costs only $129.99 (£80). Other specs include a nVIDIA Tegra 3 T33 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, one USB 2.0 port, one Micro USB port, support for Wi-Fi, Ethernet port, and Bluetooth, as well as HDMI 1080p HD output.

The white Ouya follows the release of a new Ouya controller in October, when Julie Uhrman, founder of Ouya, revealed the company had gone back to the drawing board by adding more-textured thumbsticks, non-sticky action buttons and tighter triggers.

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Consumers won't be able to differentiate the original controller from the redesigned controller when shopping in retail stores, as the packaging hasn't changed at all.