Amount pledged: $8,596,474
Topping $1 million in just over eight hours, Ouya is an open-source, Android-based game console that lets anyone create a game. The $99 game machine holds Kickstarter’s record for the most money pledged in a day (more than $2.5 million) and is expected to ship at the end of December. Despite the campaigns success, some have expressed skepticism over whether the console can deliver an experience on par with other game systems. But it shows the strength of the gaming community on Kickstarter and has already attracted attention from publishers Square Enix and Namco Bandai and has a few dozen confirmed games.