Yep, we said “ouch,” too. Mad Catz gave us a quick glimpse of their “Project M.O.J.O.” microconsole last June at E3; not really being forthcoming with any other details apart from “it’s a box that runs Android games.” Today the company—more known in the industry for creating third-party controllers than anything else—released some more details on their entry to the soon-to-be-crowded microconsole market over the newswire.
Madcatz’ M.O.J.O. will be released this December 10th at $249.99, which is a fairly steep price tag compared to its obvious direct competitor, the ever-beleaguered OUYA. Why the relatively high price? The M.O.J.O. comes packed with an Nvidia Tegra 4 T40S processor clocked at 1.8GHz (the very same one powering Nvidia’s Shield handheld), 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and full Amazon App Store and Google Play store access.
The Tegra 4 is quite an impressive beast as far as mobile processors are concerned, but we’re a little worried about the M.O.J.O.’s future standing in the marketplace. At that price, you may as well get a proper console; or pony up $50 more and grab a Shield, which is pretty much the same thing but in an awesome handheld format.