BlueStacks GamePop Mini Android Game Console Launched

BlueStacks GamePop Mini Android game console launched. BlueStacks GamePop Mini Android game console, is a mini version, and will be available for free with a required 12-month subscription fee.

BlueStacks GamePop Mini Android game console is launched Last Friday. Interestingly, GamePop mini, is BlueStacks' second Android-powered gaming system; when the first console is yet to be released (which was previously disclosed to cost $129).

BlueStacks GamePop Mini Android game console, is a mini version, and will be available for free with a required 12-month subscription fee. The offer bundles “access to over $200 in paid games”. To put simply, GamePop Mini Android gaming console is a console which has hundreds of preloaded paid game titles; which you are being offered for a small subscription fee per month. The advantage of the arrangement is that you don't have to spends hundreds of dollars for owning all those games on your own. You can use your smartphone or any other controller, to play these games.

Nothing is revealed on the specs for the GamePop mini. Only thing known is that the Console is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Note, the $6.99 monthly fee is required for the console to be used. If the subscription is cancelled any time before 12-month period, a $25 restocking fee will be charged.

BlueStacks GamePop Mini Press Release

GamePop Launches ‘Forever Free’ GamePop Mini

First ever free hardware with subscription; GamePop service to be available across multiple form factors.

Palo Alto, CA June 28, 2013 – Mobile company BlueStacks has announced a second vehicle to deliver its new GamePop mobile gaming service, the GamePop Mini. Like the recently announced $129 GamePop, the new device will also run Jelly Bean 4.2, connect to TV via a supplied HDMI cable and include a curated group of 500 popular mobile game partners. Announced partners include HalfBrick (Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride), Glu (Blood Brothers), #1 Kids app developer Intellijoy and more. BlueStacks says the 6.99/month subscription will include access to over $200 in paid games for free.
“We have always planned on having a free console option,” said BlueStacks CEO, Rosen Sharma. “The biggest value of the GamePop service is its content – not the box. Hardware costs have come down so fast that we’re able to undercut the rest of the market. With the free promotion we’ve been doing in June, we’re already seeing a ton of adoption. That volume then attracts more developers and therefore more and better content. It’s building momentum.”
In addition to announcing a lineup of several popular Google Top Developers, BlueStacks also came out with its “Looking Glass” technology earlier this month. Looking Glass will allow iOS-only developers to easily launch on GamePop. Titles such as iOS’s first major franchise the Fieldrunners series will be able to come to TVs this way.
“We want to make things as easy as possible for app developers to come on board,” said Ben Armstrong of the company’s developer relations team. “There is a virtuous circle between great content and volume that we’re having a lot of early success jumpstarting that so far.
The launch titles a service comes with are critical.” Pre-orders went on sale May 9 for GamePop at and while not releasing specific numbers, the company reports they are stronger than expected. The free promotion for the GamePop console will end June 30, when it will go back to its regular price of $129. The GamePop Mini will be available for pre-order July 1. It is slated to ship this winter.


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