Mad Catz Interactive has started its claim in the microconsole market, with a release date and price for its M.O.J.O. console, an Android OS console that will release on December 10 and can now be pre-ordered for $250 ( £155 ).
If you’re wondering about that high price tag, it’s due to the device’s high-end hardware — the M.O.J.O. includes an Nvidia Tegra 4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor, 2GB of RAM, and HDMI out capabilities with full 1080p resolution.
Mad Catz is positioning its microconsole as a more hardcore way for players to bring their favorite mobile games to the living room TV, and one of its main selling points is that it’s totally open to developers — the Amazon AppStore and Google Play store will both be available directly through the console. Notably, you’re also able to plug a mouse into the console — or you can use the controller’s left analog stick to console a mouse pointer on the screen.
Although Mad Catz hasn’t yet talked in-depth about it, there is mention of the console being able to play PC games as well. All signs point to the same sort of technology found in the Nvidia Shield, such that the M.O.J.O. will be able to stream PC games directly from another PC device to your TV. There are, rather strangely, no solid details regarding this functionality.