The Ouya console is being positioned as a more indie friendly console, with its emphasis on open source software. While it’s all well and good to have support of homebrew developers, it must be encouraging that the largest dedicated game retailer in the U.S., GameStop, has announced interest in the device.
“We will be a part of any console launch in the future,” said GameStop CEO Paul Raines. “We think Ouya’s cool. We love the idea of open-source components. Everything we’ve read is great.”
“There will be games developed for that stuff. So you’re going to see more of these open source type products, and we will be right in the middle of all of it,” said Raines, noting support by Robotoki, Square Enix and Namco Bandai.