Even in the wake of the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, many companies are still banking on the viability of Android microconsoles. OUYA has been at it for some months now, and the Gamestick and GamePop microconsoles are slowly making their way into living rooms across the U.S. MadCatz’s Project M.O.J.O, which was announced back in June is now available for purchase, through retailers such as Amazon, Newegg, Gamestop and of course Mad Catz themselves.
While most Android microconsoles come in at around $100 or less, the beefy M.O.J.O hits the scene at a hefty $249. That’s kind of a lot of cash considering the PS4 is priced at $400, and packs specs that make the M.O.J.O look like a kids toy. And let’s not forget the NVIDIA Shield, the Tegra 4 touting portable Android gaming console that has a very rich feature set, including GRID game streaming, and can even be plugged into a HDTV turning the Shield into a living room console with NVIDIA’s GameStream. The Shield is priced at $249 as well, and offers way more functionality than the M.O.J.O. The M.O.J.O is the most powerful of the Android microconsoles so far however, packing a NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The console has full access to the Google Play Store, something that the OUYA lacks. The M.O.J.O ships with a controller and a HDMI cable as well.
Time will tell if the M.O.J.O does indeed stick around in the future with such a high price tag and some super stiff competition. Even Android microconsoles that come in at the $100 price range are having a tough time gaining footing in the Android in the living room gaming scene.
What do you think of the M.O.J.O? Is Android gaming on the TV viable, or just a flash in the pan? Let us know in the comments.
Mad Catz® Ships the M.O.J.O.™ Micro-Console™ for Android
Highly Anticipated GameSmart™ Console Now Available in Multiple Territories
December 10, 2013 11:40 AM Eastern Standard Time
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) announced today the shipping of its M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android.
“M.O.J.O. is a perfect example of what’s achievable on the Android platform, capable of delivering a superlative Smart TV experience and fulfilling the promise of core gaming on the mobile platform.”
Ideal for gaming, productivity and multi-media use, M.O.J.O. features the advanced NVIDIA® Tegra®4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor and 2GB RAM, and comes complete with the C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad, a revolutionary controller featuring Bluetooth 4.0 technology for exceptional battery life and lag free gaming.
The perfect solution for internet browsing, the C.T.R.L.R is capable of replicating mouse movement on the big screen, comes with a full complement of media hot keys and is compatible with Bluetooth enabled Android smart phones and Window PC®’s, delivering the core gaming experience to multiple devices.
“The M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android is designed to appeal to tech savvy gamers due to its high-performance hardware, open software platform and our ecosystem of GameSmart accessories,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “M.O.J.O. is a perfect example of what’s achievable on the Android platform, capable of delivering a superlative Smart TV experience and fulfilling the promise of core gaming on the mobile platform.”
For additional information and to order, please visit: www.madcatz.com/mojo/
About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows® PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through its online store as well as distribution via many leading retailers around the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mad Catz maintains offices in Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company’s website atwww.madcatz.com.