Mad Catz console up for preorder

M.O.J.O. microconsole now available to preorder; features 1.8GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 16GB of built-in storage; launching December 10 in "limited quantities."

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Announced in June, the $250 M.O.J.O. microconsole from peripheral maker Mad Catz is now available to preorder from the company's website. The console will be released on December 10 in "limited quantities."

The M.O.J.O. features a Nvidia Tegra 4 T40S 1.8GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB RAM, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, and WiFi b/g/n support.

The console also sports USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, as well as a MicroSD Flash slot, HDMI out, 3.5mm headphone socket, and a 100Mbit ethernet plug.

Included with every M.O.J.O. unit is a 5' HDMI cable, AC adapter, and a controller the company is calling C.T.R.L.R.

The M.O.J.O. console from Mad Catz joins other Android-powered microconsoles like Ouya and Gamestick. Online retailer Amazon is also reportedly working on an Android console.

Discussion

366 comments
OneStrong2
OneStrong2

The original Ouya made the mistake of having a tegra 3, which theoretically is faster and more powerful than the original xbox, or Ps2 processors. About the main advantage this has, over Ouya is a faster processor.  Everybody and their mama seems to be making consoles these days. Better games are an option too, just saying. 

ex_xboxgamer
ex_xboxgamer

Hmmm so many to choice from this year.... PS4 , Steambox, wiiU, M.O.J.O , Xbone... wait not the xbone.. I would rather wait for the steambox or get a M.O.J.O instead. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

Yet another console? And it's using Android as well? We all of a sudden get lots of new hardware devices to play games on and I guess that's a good thing. It shows that the market is healthy enough to encourage more consoles, but ultimately most/all will of course fail.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

Looks like an XBOX 360 Controller. That's all not planning on buying this at all.. Too much consoles and next gen gadgets i think im being alienated from gaming market.

Shinteikun
Shinteikun

Wtf! Where are all these consoles coming from???

grin89
grin89

im confused about all of these new consoles are they just mini pcs or an entirely new system like the xbox and ps with just fewer games for it?

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Ok so why didn't they report on this system when it was revealed?  They've done plenty of stories about the Gamestick, NVIDIA Shield, and Ouya.  Why haven't I heard of this until now?  Granted, I'd rather have the Shield than this, but whatever.  Doesn't matter anyway, because I have no money in the first place.  *BLAH*

Techn1c4l
Techn1c4l

Android, Android everywhere! Just build a Linux version for gaming already. Even Dingux would be better.

anigmha
anigmha

limited quantities... because they know this overpriced junk isn't gonna sell.

warrner11
warrner11

"eagerly awaits the M.O.J.O."


$250


and boom goes the dynamite...

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

limited quantity?? it's like jehovah witness

erMonezza
erMonezza

Here, gentlemen, we have the Playstation and Xbox killer. History in the making! 

Buy one of the 'limited quantities' so you can play with the same 9 people over and over again. :)

A-Typing-Llama
A-Typing-Llama

Like 99% of the comments before mine, I'm a little sceptical about purchasing anything with the, Mad Catz logo attached to it. I've thought about pre-ordering for sh**s and giggles, but $250 is a little steep and I'm not too fond of the Ouya....

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

what the hell?

i'm sorry to player hate this much but i would not buy this. 

man MAD CATZ sucks at 3rd party peripherals in my book. some of the worst controllers out there. They have alot to do to convince to pay this much for this product. 

well to be fair...i rather have this than an xbox 1.

> wii u

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

lol they market mini PCs as consoles now xD oh wait... they always were PCs :/ mhm...

arqe
arqe

Every single game / tech related company started to make consoles ....

Yeah they will work well.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

so many new consoles coming.

Apathetic_Prick
Apathetic_Prick

There's only one real reason not to buy this:  It's Madcatz.  All the hardware that I've ever bought under their brand other than lightguns hasn't lasted me more than 3 months. 

When you make a controller that gets a buggered stick from rolling off of your customer's lap and falling less than 1 1/2 feet onto wood floor, your quality control can't be trusted.

dkdk999
dkdk999

Can someone explain the specs for the non-technical people ?

Xenro4
Xenro4

Who would buy this after their crappy flat controllers

danusty
danusty

at $250, no thank you

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

Very similar to the ouya but much more expensive

badwedgie00
badwedgie00

I'd like to see a revival of the Turbografx for the current generation.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Is this console #6 for the year? I still can't keep up. lol 

ahpuck
ahpuck

What a waste of plastic.

jurk182
jurk182

So this fucking thing only plays Android cell phone games or what?

Bakercat
Bakercat

2nd video game crash is coming...

o016945
o016945

First day - Right stick no longer centered

Second Day - The left trigger breaks

Third Day - Random buttons get stuck

Fourth Day - Console front light goes out

Fifth Day - Console no longer shows power

Sixth Day - Console shows melting onto floor/stand

Seventh Day - Explosion - you're dead

mike4487
mike4487

ZOMG!  Ouya 2!  Capable of even more emulated games than before!   All those classics you remember resold to you a billion times before, becoming not so classic as before...

RobDev
RobDev

"Hello, Mad catz?, yes this is Ms. We are suing you for blatantly ripping off our controllers design"

metroidhunterx
metroidhunterx

If the quality of their existing peripherals is any indication, this thing will likely fall apart after days of moderate use.

ykwybt
ykwybt

My Mother is also releasing an Android Powered Device, The A.R.S.E - (Android Revolutionary System Entertainment)


Available at amazon for $599 at the end of November,

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Now everybody has a console, i want to make my own console too, with exclusives just for me.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Shinteikun Androids want to take over the world. All hail our new mechanical overlords!

Hurvl
Hurvl

@grin89 I'm also wondering where all the software, the actual reasons for getting these consoles, will come from. Merely Android games isn't enough, people would rather get a cell phone with Android then.

Suharar
Suharar

@dkdk999 Well all you really need to to know is that its Tegra 4, so its similar to the Nvidia Shield in terms of performance.

The Ouya Is Tegra 3 which is already obsolete.

dkdk999
dkdk999

@Suharar @dkdk999 Alright, well in that case I'm curious why it's impossible for third party companies to compete with MS and Sony. What exactly do they have ? Is it just the guaranteed high sales which make them able to produce consoles at such a price ?