The GameStick Android Console Is Expected To Arrive On September 30th
The GameStick Android console is expected to be released on September 30th. The GameStick is an Android-based game console that will be available for sale on Amazon and GameStop. Almost all of the Kickstarter units for the GameStick has been shipped, according to The Verge. Originally, the GameStick console was expected to launch in April.
GameStick is selling additional controllers at $40 each and a $50 dock to connect peripherals and for extra storage. There is a carrying case being sold for $10 as well. All three of these accessories will be available starting September 30th.
The GameStick Android console raised slightly under $650,000 on Kickstarter with a goal of $100,000. That is pretty solid, but one of the first Android game consoles to hit Kickstarter, called the Ouya, raised around $8.5 million from backers. Ouya went on to raise another $15 million in venture capital funding.
The Ouya and GameStick are quite different in terms of the console structure. The Ouya looks like a traditional set-top box and the GameStick is a small dongle that plugs into the HDMI slots in TV sets, which can be stowed into the wireless controller. The GameStick is $20 cheaper and is more portable than the Ouya.