OUYA Game Console Is Compatible With Xbox 360 And PS3 Controllers

27 January 2013, 8:34 pm EST By Vamien McKalin email: v.mckalin@mobilenapps.com Mobile & Apps

Those who are planning to purchase an OUYA might be interested in knowing that the Android-based console is able to work with Xbox 360 and PS3 wireless controllers and via USB.

The information comes from game developer Puzzl, who also stated the OUYA is capable of working with many other controllers and not just that of the Xbox 360 and Sony PS3. What's interesting is when Puzzl claims that even the Nintendo Wii-mote controller works with OUYA. However, the question is, how useful will all these controllers be when the OUYA goes on sale later in the year.

We're guessing for third party controllers to work properly, game developers would have to design their games around such controllers. But how many would waste time doing that when the OUYA has its own controller that is more than capable of playing little casual Android games where the player is only required to press a single button most of the times.

Puzzl CEO Nilsen Filc, said third party controllers will not work right out of the box in an interview he had with Pocket-Lint:

"We just fiddled today in the inners of the OUYA in root mode - as we're working on our own controllers to support implementation for our four players games," he said. "A bit surprised of what we found in the base kernel of OUYA. It is really targeted, and not really advertised, although it should be."

It is also reported that the OUYA is capable of playing 720p and 1080p mkv, avi and mp4 video content smoothly. Not too shabby for a game console that is so small. It might just find a place to survive in this market.

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