PlayJam’s Gamestick ends Kickstarter up big

The diminutive new console ends its Kickstarter campaign with 648% funding.

Apparently folks took to the idea of an inexpensive home console just fine as the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for PlayJam’s Gamestick blasted way past the original $100k goal- all the way to $648 thousand US dollars.

“We are overwhelmed, excited, grateful, thrilled and everything in between.” says Anthony Johnson, CMO, PlayJam.“The campaign has been an incredible success with support from thousands of backers worldwide but this is just the beginning.The feedback from the Kickstarter community has been invaluable in shaping the final product and we will continue to seek input from those that supported us to ensure continued innovation ahead of a global retail launch.”

According to the company, pledges were coming into the campaign right up till the last possible minute. As a result, the console/controller pack will more than likely be able to meet its shipping goal of this coming April and will be available soon for pre-order at PlayJam’s official site.

The Android-based console basically amounts to a thumb drive sized device that plugs directly into your television’s HDMI port. From there the little guy runs without wires or power source (other than the TV). Other than that, the wireless dual-analog stick pad is the only other thing that’s needed for play.

A docking station with ports aplenty and second controller were both offered as part of the Kickstarter, though just where any add-ons fit in at present are a little unclear.

If you’re interested in grabbing a Gamestick (when they go up for sale) for yourself, or want a little more info on the console, click here.

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