To be originally launched on June 4 the console has been delayed apparently because of high demand in retail said Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman while speaking with Joystiq. “We’ve had incredibly positive reactions from our retail partners, and so in order to meet their greater than expected demand, we decided to shift the launch date by a couple of weeks – three weeks – which will allow us to create more units and, basically, have more units on store shelves in June”, said Uhrman.
There were reports of sticky buttons – buttons getting stuck underneath the faceplate – which may very well be the actual reason for the delay. Addressing this Uhrman said that the issue has been resolved and that the new design has been pushed to production already. The CEO also assured that early backers who have already received their consoles can get their issues resolved by getting in touch with customer services.
In related news Ouya has managed to raise $15 million in funding from world famous venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Mayfield Fund.