Ouya’s Biggest Weakness ➝

Jason Schreier writing for Kotaku:

Surprise: this could be the most pirated console in gaming history. Users who jailbreak or modify its hardware won’t have to worry that they might be doing something illegal or breaking their expensive systems for good. And they won’t have a very difficult time finding easily-accessible ROM and ISO files for every game imaginable, from NES classics to brand new Ouya titles.

This was the first thing I thought of when I first watched the Kickstarter video for Ouya. Sure, it sounds like a great idea and I’d love a world where it would work. But, we don’t live in that world. In this world, it will come to market, have little support from major gaming companies and will eventually be eclipsed by an Apple TV SDK.

Interestingly enough, this reminds me of another product that started development during a time when Apple was rumored to release a similar product. And, we all know how that went. I have a feeling this may be history repeating itself.