Ouya, the Kickstarter-grown home console with mobile phone / tablet innards will also be subject to mobile-style yearly iterations, according to Ouya’s Julie Uhrman. The company plans to avoid punishing early adopters by making all Ouyas backwards compatible and marrying games to user accounts for an easy transition between yearly versions of the console.
“There will be a new Ouya every year. There will be an Ouya 2 and an Ouya 3” she explained. “We’ll take advantage of faster, better processors, take advantage of prices falling. So if we can get more than 8GB of Flash in our box, we will.” However, there’s no word on what the company is doing to drive an annual refresh rate, which in the mobile industry is driven by a combination of carrier pricing and marketing.