The Ouya Console Will Be Available at Best Buy For $100 in JuneS

The open source, Android-powered games console Ouya will, according to the company's CEO Julie Uhrman, be available from Target, Best Buy, and Gamestop for $100 as of June.

The console will also be sold by Amazon and through Ouya's website. Sale of the console through major retailers will commence in June, three months after the console is sent out to backers of the Kickstarter project in March.

The news comes out of an interview with Uhrman in the Wall Street Journal, in which she explained that, on the high street, the console and one controller will retail for $100, while a further controller will cost $50. While that may seem steep for a controller—and it's $20 more than it'll cost on Ouya's website—it does at least promise to be useful elsewhere. Asked whether she minded people using the controllers with devices such as Apple TV, Uhrman explained:

"We are okay with that. One of the promises of being open is you can use what we build for other things. But you can create accessories and peripherals for our device as well. At the end of the day, it makes our ecosystem richer."

A good job, because she doesn't have much choice. And, thinking about choice: are you planning to buy one of these little shiny gaming cubes? [Wall Street Journal]