Ouya game console already sold out on Amazon, GameStop

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Ouya, the open-source video game console that got its start on crowdsourcing site Kickstarter, has officially launched to the public. And already, it's unavailable in a few online stores.

The $99.99 Android-based console hit the market on Tuesday and is available at Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Amazon.com. As of this writing, Ouya is already sold out on Amazon and GameStop. It is still available online at Best Buy and Target.

The Ouya console doesn't have the firepower of its competitors, like the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but thanks to its Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, it's easy for developers to port their mobile titles to the console.

According to Ouya, the console currently has more than 170 downloadable games, as well as a built-in software development kit that enables people to create and test titles right from the hardware. Several streaming apps, including Plex, XBMC and iHeartRadio are also available.

"It's incredible to think that a little under a year ago Ouya was just an idea -- we wanted to do something completely new in console gaming: build a $99 game console, with no discs to buy, open to all developers, and affordable to all gamers," Ouya CEO and co-founder Julie Uhrman said in a statement Tuesday. "Today, Ouya is real."

The Ouya console comes with one controller. Additional controllers cost $49.99 each.

This post originally appeared on CNET under the headline "Ouya launches for $99; already sold out on Amazon, GameStop."

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