GameStick Reaches Kickstarter Goal In 30 Hours

PlayJam hopes to achieve market disruption with GameStick, a portable game console contained within a small USB stick that fits inside its own wireless controller. Powered by Android, the nifty little device may dramatically change how consumers play video games on televisions.

With this in mind, the company turned to the Kickstarter community (click here for more info) for funding, and managed to reach its proposed $100,000 goal in just 30 hours. In fact, fans have pledged more than $170,000 and we still have 27 days to go.

"The response from the Kickstarter community has been truly overwhelming. We are confident in our product and what we hope it will mean for gaming but we were taken aback at how quickly the message was adopted," says Anthony Johnson, CMO, PlayJam."There is no better feeling than having hundreds if not thousands of people endorse your idea."

"While we are shipping as a dedicated games console, we are keen to ensure that users have the ability to hack the device if they so wish and will be providing support for XBMC & DNLA via an optional firmware update in September. We encourage users to hack the device - the time for closed, proprietary systems is ending which bodes well for true innovation", concluded Johnson.

Have to admit, the GameStick carries a lot of potential. We'll have more on this console throughout the year.