Oct 09 AT 2:20 PM Dima Aryeh 13 Comments

Another Android console competitor appears, Mad Catz M.O.J.O. releases 12/10 for $250

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The Android console market has exploded, but adoption of it has not. The OUYA is definitely the most famous, but after controversy, delays and reviews that weren’t so thrilling, we can’t exactly call it a runaway success. But first gen products aren’t always successful, and other companies are giving it a shot, too.

The next company to make a full featured Android console is taking a bit of a different approach. Mad Catz has finally given us a release date and a price on the M.O.J.O. console, and it isn’t cheap. The console will be released on December 10 for a whopping $250, more than doubling the price of the OUYA. This price sets it up to compete with the established consoles; however, an Android console with a limited selection of games and mobile hardware will definitely struggle to do so. At least OUYA had the advantage of a low price.

However, the M.O.J.O. offers some significantly better hardware than the OUYA. Instead of using the outdated Tegra 3 processor, this console uses the brand new Tegra 4. It also has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with a microSD slot supporting up to 128GB, Android 4.2.2 and a plethora of ports–two USB (one USB 3, One USB 2), HDMI, Ethernet and a 3.5mm audio port. Plus, the controller looks to be better and comes with a clip to use with your Android phone. Best of all, it has the Play Store (and Amazon Appstore) installed, so you won’t have to rebuy all your games.

That said, we’re not quite sure who would buy a $250 Android console. It’s a bit too expensive to be appealing to people as an impulse buy, and thinking about buying this console just shows you how much better the competition is. However, if you do want one, they are available to pre-order on the Mad Catz site. It will be sold in limited quantities, so you might want to reserve one now if you’re down for the M.O.J.O.

Via: Engadget

Source: Mad Catz

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • stenzor

    It’s like these people don’t do any market research.. Or they do market research and simply ignore it. Nobody is going to buy your android console. Your company is going to fail. It’s pretty simple. Don’t sell shit people don’t want.

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  • uknowme

    I think $150 this thing has a chance. $200 is pushing it. Guess I have to see if I can catch the fire sale.
    Don’t get me wrong I like it a lot. Just not at that price.

  • R.S

    Lol @ $250.

    Even though they are aimed at a different market, I doubt the average consumer would buy one over an Xbox or PS3; both which can be purchased for around $200.

    IMO, the fact that the next gen consoles (PS4 and Xbone) are about to get released means people will be less likely to “try out” these Android consoles.

  • tma

    I think it shouldn’t cost more than 100$, because you can buy Xbox for 300 USD and it is much better for gaming

  • Jonathan Cohen

    SONY Should have made PS4 android based, and added their own market/software on top of it.

  • HeadDoc

    Here is my take: yeah, it is overpriced. But I will NEVER buy a single game for this device. Assuming it plays a great deal of games available for free from Google and Amazon (which they claim, unlike their competition), my kids and I can play literally hundreds, if not thousands, of games on a TV screen in 1080P. Sure, the soon-to-be-obsolete consoles from Sony and Microsoft might cost about the same after their newer counterparts appear, but the games are not. I actually think this kind of device, if the compatibility is there, could be the final nail in Nintendo’s coffin.

  • jwier

    I would never buy a product from Mad Catz regardless of price. Everything I have ever seen from them falls apart and feels cheap!

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  • renn9420

    Looks like a good console but then the price steers you away.

  • donger

    Not bad. Maybe a potential purchase after a price drop.

  • sonicjam

    I was hoping it was $150. I’m gonna pass till it gets to $150 or less.

  • tarwin

    It’s a bit overpriced but I do see some advantages. As some people say the games will be cheaper if not free. There is also the controller to consider. If it actually holds and works with your cell phone you save 50 bucks since you don’t need to buy a moga or whatnot.

    Then there’s the power profile. This will consume WAY less than any current gen or next gen console.