Lilbits (12-10-2013): Mad Catz gets its M.O.J.O. ($250 Android game console)

Gaming accessory maker Mad Catz is officially in the game console business. The company’s M.O.J.O. game console is now available for $250 from the Mad Catz Store or from Newegg.

It’s a small box with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, Android software, WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Bluetooth, and a few USB ports. It also comes with a wireless controller.

That all sounds pretty nice, but the micro-console is also 2.5 times the price of its closest competitor, the Ouya. Sure, it has a faster processor and supports the full Google Play Store, which means you can play pretty much any Android game (that works with a wireless gamepad). But that’s still a lot of money for an Android game console at a time when most Android games are designed for phones or tablets and not TVs.

Mad Catz M.O.J.O

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  • JackFrost

    Hard to see this selling when the shield is now for sale at the exact same price. Sure it’s a handheld, but it can also be plugged into a tv . Comparing the two HW wise, the shield seems a much better deal bonus of a screen , battery, portable etc.

  • Nate

    A touchpad on the controller would really make a lot of sense for this thing. Then all the touch only games might be playable.

    • Michael Thompson

      If they are using bluetooth then you could pair an Ouya controller with it.
      The Ouya controller plays nice with other devices.

  • buzz86us

    how does this product make any sense? I’d say your better off buying a Tegra Note at this point. It has HDMI and you can get an Xbox 360 controller very cheaply since it is being replaced..definitely more value for your money.

  • nonscpo

    Too expensive is rather double up and buy a steam machine

  • dackku

    $250 for a game console that has few good games? No, thanks.
    I’ll just save some money for a next-gen console like PS4 or Xbox One.