The main difference is that it's geared towards indie developers who want to publish their game and get it on a TV screen without all the current industry hassles. It's also a neat and cleanly designed device with very sleek and attractive wireless controllers that come with it.
Plus what is a huge deal for many will be that these guys actually want you to hack the console. What large game system company lets or even asks for that? It'll come with a dev kit or SDK that will even help out with this. The main theme being helping game developers who want to make Android-based games and getting them published on the OUYA.
It has some other cool features such as video programmingand the like too. I could get into it more, but I think that this video would explain it better than I ever could.
Their Pitch Video on Kickstarter
The OUYA gaming console has 29 days left until it's fundraiser is done and already gone past their $950,000 dollar goal. At only $99 dollars (minus shipping fees) this could be a new console to explore for all of you looking for Android stores and markets to sell your game on.
Developers like Mojang have already agreed to put all their games on the consoleas long as the product is of high quality.
Get more information about the OUYA, go to their Kickstarter page found at www.kickstarter.com. Their product domain address www.ouya.tv currently points to the Kickstarter page.
Here are some other videos and links about the new OUYA gaming console for indies and hackers: