Mad Catz Enters The Android Console Market With M.O.J.O.

There's just no stopping Mad Catz's mad expansion plans. The peripheral maker has turned software publisher over the past couple of years, and this holiday season it takes a stab at console manufacturing with the M.O.J.O. Android console.

Another Android console? Isn't this just a super-charged Android phone without the screen, like the Ouya or Gamestick?

“M.O.J.O. is basically a supercharged smart phone with no screen that plugs into your flat screen TV to bring the living room experience to mobile gaming. M.O.J.O. is designed to interact seamlessly with our GameSmart controllers, mice, keyboards and headsets, in fact, the entire eco-system of gaming peripherals.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz via official announcement today, so yes.

Along with the statement and some shiny pictures come very few actual details. It'll run Android games and movies and music. It'll come packed with Mad Catz's new C.T.R.L.R Wireless GamePad, because Mad Catz likes making it difficult to type out its product names. As you can see in the pics below it's got USB ports and an HDMI out.

Other than that, not quite sure how much power this thing will be packing. Tegra 4 would be a wise choice, but who knows? The M.O.J.O. is due out this holiday season, just in time for all of the other major Android consoles to already have been released.


Comments

    That's pretty badass. If it can take an external hdd, you could even use it as a media center. Nice. I may just get one if its packing a tegra 4!

    Aren't they the company who makes bad third party controllers?

    Hmm. Good luck. This may snap up some users away from the Gamestick, simply because Mad Catz is a more recognizable brand. Ouya won't even notice it because the people who want one certainly aren't interested in something they can't mod, and the average user probably don't know they exist.
    If the price is right there may be a market for this device.

    Between this, Gamestick, Ouya and a half-dozen other knockoffs of the same concept I'm really hoping the idea of an "Android console" gains some traction. Just like with phones, there will be differences in features and capability but you'll be able to run the same apps (hardware permitting) that every other Android (phone, tablet, console) is running. And the quality of games and other software on Android can be really good - what I'd like to see is this category of device challenging the likes of Sony, MS and Nintendo in the home the way Android and iOS has challenged Sony and Nintendo for portable gaming.

    Why are people still confused between the terms 'flat screen tv' and 'flat panel tv'? There used to be 'flat screen' CRTs. So Mad Catz are saying this works with CRTs as well? Or are they confusing 'flat screen' and 'flat panel' ? 'Flat screen' is a superset of 'flat panel' if you draw a Venn diagram.

      Do you have a Venn diagram showing where your comment fits in relation to Shit Nobody Cares About?

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