A week after the makers of the GameStick $79 Android-based video game console set out to raise $100,000 to bring their idea to market, they’ve already raised nearly $300,000, mostly from backers looking to reserve one of the first GameSticks which should hit the streets in March.

And there are still three weeks left in their Kickstarter campaign.

So they’ve added some stretch goals. If they hit certain fundraising targets, we could see new color options and more.

GameStick stretch goals

Here’s a run-down of the stretch goals:

  • If they hit $320,000 they’ll add an option for a black game controller in addition to the white one they’ve been showing.
  • At $450,000 they’ll add another color option — and they’re running a poll on Facebook to choose the color.
  • At the $560,000 level, they’ll add a microSD card slot to the hardware, letting users supplement the 8GB of built-in storage found on the GameStick.

Honestly, none of these features are all that exciting (although it’s a bit surprising that a microSD card slot wasn’t already part of the plan — most white box Chinese Android TV sticks have them). But it’s nice to see GameStick expanding its plans in response to a successful fundraising campaign.

gamestick case

GameStick maker PlayJam is also now offering a carrying case for the GameStick for about $10 (if you’ve already pledged for a $79 stick) or as part of an $89 bundle.

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,545 other subscribers

4 replies on “GameStick to offer new colors, microSD card for $79 game console… if funding goals are met”

  1. GameStick: The Most Portable TV Games Console Ever Created is the subject of an intellectual property dispute and currently unavailable.
    says campaign page right now.

  2. i would definately support this product over the ouya game console.

    1. Why? you are getting way less and only saving $29…my MK808 is more powerful and that cost $60. Unless this product switches the processor to the RK3188 or the All-Winner A31 I don’t see it being very viable. If you are that much into gaming chances are you probably have an old controller laying around that would work.

Comments are closed.