After a number of delays due to production issues, Jasper Smith, CEO of PlayJam, the company behind the highly anticipated GameStick Android games console originally launched via a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign, today confirmed the new GameStick console will be finally launching on Tuesday 29th October 2013.
The Launch date for the GameStick Android games console has been pushed back a number of times and was last expected to launch this month. However now with improvements made its expected to arrive next month.
To recap the GameStick runs a custom version of Android and is powered by an Amlogic 8276-MX ARM Cortex-A9 processor and has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of flash storage. It supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
GameStick launched on the Kickstarter website back in January and successfully raised over $640,000 helping it make the jump from being just a concept. The delay of the shipments as with many successful Kickstarter campaigns, has been caused by the huge response to the GameStick console. Smith, PlayJam CEO explains:
“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,”-“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.”
GameStick will be available to purchase for $79.99 in the US and £79.99 in the UK.