Ouya first launched on Kickstarter in 2012

Razer to acquire gaming console Ouya?

After launching itself on Kickstarter, video game console Ouya is in negotiations to sell itself.

The company is allegedly in talks with gaming vendor Razer, who may be about to snap up the company, according to reports.

Ouya first came to Kickstarter back in 2012 and raised $8.6 million (£5.5 million) after promoting itself as a cheap, Android micro-console.

According to Engadget, a Razer spokesperson commented on the rumour, stating: “Razer has always been supportive of Ouya and in particular their work toward building an open platform for Android gaming in the living room and the empowerment of developers, especially indie developers, all over the world. However, we do not comment on speculation or rumors."

Ouya is one of the largest Kickstarter campaigns to date, ranking in at fifth place.

The console went on to secure almost three times the amount it pledged for, however when it officially launched in 2013, the console was met with some criticism.

Customers complained about its controller, game library, as well as various technical issues.

This news comes after Razer revealed its £55 light-up mouse mat, dubbed the Razer Firefly. It boasts reactive, wave and spectrum-style lighting effects, and can also pair up with other Chroma-enabled Razer products. 

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