China has always been notorious for pushing out knock-off versions of popular products. Just search eBay a cheap iPhone and you’ll find yourself baffled by the sheer amount of counterfeit goods. To be fair, though, some products aren’t too bad. Take some of the Android powered PS Vita/PSP knock-offs as a prime example. Yes, they’re nowhere near as good as the real thing, but for the price they’re actually alright.
However, a new competitor has entered the ring: the OUYE. Sound familiar? Of course it does because the name is only one vowel off the OUYA. Remember the OUYA? Probably not, but it was basically a crowd-funded Android micro-console that ultimately failed. The OUYE doesn’t take the form of the OUYA, instead the creators have opted to take inspiration from another console – the PS4.
The OUYE bears more than a passing resemblance to Sony’s PS4. Everything from the shape, design and colour are a complete rip-off. Have you no shame, China? That’s not all though. Not content with just taking the name from one company and the console design from another, the OUYA’s gamepad is also rather familiar. Check out the image below and see if you recognise it.
Yes, it’s basically the Xbox One controller. Jesus…
The makers of the OUYE are currently trying to find backers via the Chinese version of Kickstarter. Let us pray this monstrosity doesn’t end up on the market, especially as Chinese players can legally play proper consoles after years of them being outlawed.