If you’ve been interested in picking up the Ouya but find the $100 price point of this Android-powered system hard to swallow, you might be in luck. A coupon code has been made available today that slashes the price of the bite-sized console down to $59.99 with free shipping, making this the lowest price since the system saw its retail release in June.
Using the coupon code “calamity” after adding the system to your cart at shop.ouya.tv will net you a cool $40 bones off of the unit with free shipping, allowing you to save nearly half-off of the system’s regular price-point. This promotion is
It’s not surprising to see the shiny silver box being sold at fire sale prices given the extremely difficult launch period the microconsole has experienced. Reception of the Ouya has been largely lukewarm, despite the staggering success the system enjoyed during its crowdfunding campaign in which it smashed its funding goal with an astounding $8.5 million dollars raised on the console’s Kickstarter campaign last year.
Hopefully this hefty discount will be enough to entice new players into adopting the system. Currently there are over 500 free-to-try titles in the Ouya’s library, and just this week Tripwire Interactive’s impressive and hyperviolent Ouya-exclusive shooter Killing Floor: Calamity (you can thank this game’s launch for the hefty savings) launched, making this as as good a week as any to plunk down some coin and see what the Ouya has to offer.