Funding for the Android-based console Ouya closed on Kickstarter last night and it’s very possible that saying the fundraising was extremely successful would be an understatement.
The project — which launched on July 10th with a funding goal of $950,000 — acquired 64,416 pledges for a total of $8,596,475. That’s over nine times what they were looking for.
Astoundingly, about a quarter of the final total was raised in the first day alone.
During its funding run, the console caught the attention — and money — of gamers and those within the industry. Developers such as Marcus “Notch” Persson, Robert Bowling of studio Robotoki and inXile‘s Brian Fargo.