Bluestacks wants its new console system, the Android-based GamePop, to be "Netflix for games." Pre-orders have launched for the device, which won't cost consumers more than a monthly commitment to sign up to its games services and to pay around $10 for shipping and handling. For a $6.99 monthly fee, customers get access to a library of over 500 Android-based games, the GamePop console, a controller, the power supply and HDMI cable. The only downside to this deal is that the system won't be ready until sometime this winter and that this special pre-order offer ends at the end of this month.
Bluestacks' VP of Marketing John Gargiulo told The Verge that GamePop will run a customized version of Android 4.2, and that the system is capable of "running all the top Android games today." The company also is keen to go head-to-head with Ouya, though that system will be out long before GamePop is available to consumers...
Bluestacks has already signed deals with Glu, Halfbrick, Jawfish Games, and Gameloft to deliver customized GamePop experiences to customers as well - with more to be announced. Pre-orders are already open for GamePop, which offers the console and a controller free as part of its monthly subscription (to be paid annually) until the end of May. Bluestacks says that it hasn't decided on a final price for the GamePop, but expects it to be right around $100.
You can pre-order GamePop here.