Dude, the Ouya has a Tegra 3 on board. There are many tablets with Tegra 3 and 1GB of RAM. It is just tablet hardware without the tablet screen attached, that is all. That is why it is 100 bucks too instead of a tablet that will cost one 300 to 400. They took out some stuff and boxed it to connect it to a TV.
That emulation... I do it on my CFW PSP, my softmodded Wii (that actually has a controller that fits all Nintendo games, and can connect a Gamecube controller to the Wii if I want), on a PC or whatever.
Sure, those that have to chose between AppleTV and Ouya might want to get the android one, to have those emulators on top.
For 100 bucks, it can do XBMC and emulators for the most. But again, a good tablet with HDMI out can too and has more use than a box that needs to be connected to a TV. You can bluetooth connect Sony/Nintendo (DS3, Wiimote) to the tablet for the emulators too for the better experience.
Heck, if you get the Samsung S4 with the 8 core CPU (not sold everywhere in the world due to shortages in supply of that chip, some regions have a quad core CPU) smartphone with HDMI out, it beats that Ouya.
But sure, it's price is just 100 bucks. And you act like rooting is hard or something... On pretty much every Android device I rooted so easy. So no, hardly interesting the Ouya, for a limited audience.
Not all Tegra 3' CHIPSETS ARE THE SAME!
"It is just tablet hardware without the tablet screen attached, that is all"
like all Lap top hardware is not the same as every laptop or PC.
for instance most of the Tablets as you stated contain the Tegra 3 T30, but what many do not know is the Tegra 3 in the OUYA is the T33!
What you say is true with pretty much any computing device, you can find devices that can perform the same functions or allow you to do thing's that other devices can do. i mean the PS3 plays games so does the xbox360 but that does not mean they are the same gaming experience!
the same with the OUYA and other Tablets. I have one, i also have other Tablets and smartphone's to see how each performs to each other. what you stated is true is just with anything
what makes the OUYA different than just other devices is what type of experience you have with the device!
Im getting the feeling many in this thread have not tried or own a OUYA. I have An OUYA and i unlike many in this thread have used and played games on the OUYA.
I get the feeling most of the people in this thread are set to try to sway people from buying an OUYA without even on the onset to try out the device or even for that matter have no interest in trying one in the first place , but feel the need to sway other's to do the same. Im only wondering why such drive to a device they have yet to try or play?
I mean, this is the very same outcry about people going into threads and trying to say such and such platform sucks or "no you do not want that one" time and time again i have seen that but, it seems that type of attitude toward the OUYA is excused by many gamer's, why is that?
I am just pointing out when people do this very same to one of the big three platform creators its trolling, but right now if its the OUYA its ok?
Im not saying outright you are @TheMART and other's, im just getting the feeling all the people coming into this all feel that its Open season on any game console that is not made by the big three . Now if you have had played the system for some time and used the system, that would be somthing, but it seems to me none of the people in this very thread other than me have!
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