Neoseeker : News : Ouya Kickstarter ends at over $8 million
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Big A2 Aug 10, 12
Everyone likes Final Fantasy 3.... right?
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Peace-Child Aug 10, 12
Well, with nearly 10 times it's intended payment, this system better be pretty good. I, for one, am glad to hear that FF3 is going to be a release title, but it's not going to sell the system to me with that alone.
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BlackLabel Aug 10, 12
$8 million isn't much not with consoles anyway. Yes this system isn't ultra high end and isn't designed to be, but there is the importing of parts, production, marketing and shipping that needs to be done. You don't do that on $8 million not with the hardware they have chosen at least. What I assume is that this Kickstarter was used primarily to get the OUYA into the hands of backers, and to give outside investors solid info that people want this device. This project will set them back possibly $100 million, right now they have $8 million, they need more and they probably have the financial support for that lined up already.
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Peace-Child Aug 10, 12
BlackLabel But, if that's true, why would they originally ask for just $950 thousand? I mean obviously they were going to need more than that. I think I'm missing something with this whole kickstarter thing.
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Liege Aug 10, 12
quote Big A2
Everyone likes Final Fantasy 3.... right?
That depends on if you really mean Final Fantasy VI.
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BlackLabel Aug 10, 12
quote Peace-Child
BlackLabel But, if that's true, why would they originally ask for just $950 thousand? I mean obviously they were going to need more than that. I think I'm missing something with this whole kickstarter thing.
Kickstarter these days is used in a way to get evidence that something is wanted by the public. In this case they asked for a modest sum of money something not too high to make them look greedy but something low enough to make it appear feasible. What they were more than likely after was the backers number which they then take to an investor as proof that people want this. Now not all kickstarters are like this, but the big ones usually are.
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nnnddd101010 Aug 10, 12
Color me skeptical.
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Nagare Aug 10, 12
BlackLabel, they also privately funded some of the required money. I doubt it will set them back $100 million at all. Everything is likely to be put together in China anyways and the parts would amount to $50 at maximum given what they have in the system.
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Tenklis Aug 10, 12
It's not ff6, its the original ff3. The same one that was remade for ds. Its fun, grindy as all hell though.
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Big A2 Aug 10, 12
quote Liege
quote Big A2
Everyone likes Final Fantasy 3.... right?
That depends on if you really mean Final Fantasy VI.
Nope, it's the actual 3rd game. Seems like a very strange title to launch a system with. I'm guessing it was the best they could get.
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