If you haven’t heard of the GameStick Android gaming console, then it could be said that you do not inhabit the internet. After the success of the Ouya Android gaming console, another company began a similar project to bring Android gaming consoles to people’s homes. Unlike the Ouya, the GameStick is about the size of a flash drive that runs full Android. It also fits inside a controller designed specifically for GameStick.
What’s interesting about this delay is that it isn’t for the usual reasons. They aren’t short on materials, they aren’t short on funding, and they aren’t short on supporters. In fact, the GameStick was so popular that it caused a delay. According to Tech Crunch, the company initially planned to only produce 1000 of these consoles. They received so much backing that it would require them to manufacture 5000.
This has caused some issues for the company. With so many units to make, they’ve had to switch their plans on how they’ll manufacture them all. According to the GameStick people, this will improve the product overall. In addition, they had to choose a different way to ship these out to people since their original shipping method was now too expensive due to there being five times as many units. So instead of shipping by air, the units will be shipping by boat.
When you add up the manufacturing improvements, manufacturing delays, shipping delays, and the fact that the company needs to produce 4000 more than expected, the end result is that GameStick consoles won’t be shipping out to anyone before mid to late June. This is not good news for early adopters. This is because, obviously, it’ll take an extra 2 months to arrive. However, for those rooting for the success of the GameStick console, this is music to your ears!