It makes sense. They only want entries that are actually going to be on OUYA
no, it doesn't make sense. and why give an Ouya dev box to someone who already has one?
for example there's a current competition on EGP
right now to make games to play on Sifteo cubes. they don't require anyone to own the cubes, they give you the API and necessary documentation to make a game compatible with it and that's it.
you don't have to have an Ouya to make a game that would play on it, it's silly.
The Ouya website itself doesn't even indicate that you HAVE to have pre-ordered the console, you have to click on the "fine print" mini-faq to get that information.http://www.ouya.tv/create/
If you’re a game developer, you’re qualified to compete in CREATE for $45,000 in prizes contributed by some wonderful OUYA supporters. You don’t even need an OUYA. Just start coding.http://killscreendaily.com/create/#gotchas
You'll need to show that you pre-ordered an OUYA or backed OUYA's Kickstarter (this is to prevent spam entries, without us having to charge an entry fee). We want winners to have the genuine intent to bring their game to OUYA.
so they say it's for an entry fee? and why would anyone develop a game for an Ouya contest if they didn't want their game to be playable on the Ouya? that doesn't make any sense.