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GameStick to launch globally on October 29

GameStick to launch globally on October 29

Thu 12 Sep 2013 1:54pm GMT / 9:54am EDT / 6:54am PDT

Microconsole priced at $79.99 / £79.99 and sold through GameStop, Amazon, GAME

Microconsole GameStick is to launch globally on October 29, priced at $79.99 in the US and £79.99 in the UK.

Parent company PlayJam has partnered with GameStop, Amazon and GAME to sell the device, which allows users to play Android-powered games on their TVs.

"While to myself and the team at PlayJam the journey seems longer, we have in fact come a significant way in a very short period of time with GameStick," said Jasper Smith, CEO of PlayJam.

"The challenge of bringing affordable gaming to the big screen has always sat at the heart of everything we do and GameStick represents a huge step forward in reaching that goal. We're extremely proud of what we have achieved and look forward to families getting their hands on devices in the run up to Christmas."

Those that backed the system on Kickstarter will receive the GameStick later this month. A recent interview with PlayJam's CCO Charles Tigges can be read here.

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Jim Wood Support Analyst, Inspired Gaming

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Robbing sods, $79.99 = £50.56, let's add 20% VAT for a laugh (£10.11) = £60.67 so it's 25% overpriced.
Sorry Gamestick that's another rip off too far for me.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Jim Wood on 12th September 2013 4:13pm

Posted:A year ago


James Ingrams Writer

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Presumably you'll need add-on's or an Android phone to actually download the games into the console in some way!

Posted:A year ago


Adam Campbell Associate Producer, Miniclip Ltd

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Well, it should and will be cheaper than Ouya as the hardware is designed to be so. Anyway, a lot competition in this area and new micro-consoles from even bigger players are appearing including our surprise candidate, Sony.


Why wouldn't you use just the console's WiFi and an Internet connection?

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Adam Campbell on 12th September 2013 11:11pm

Posted:A year ago


Sasha Yelesin Student

54 35 0.6
I'm still not sold on these microconsoles. OUYA seems to have dropped off the face of the Earth and all of a sudden a new competitor shows up? What makes Gamestick better than OUYA or any old Android phone that would make someone drop $80 on yet another console? Just hooking it up to the TV can't be the only selling point.

Posted:A year ago


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