Nvidia Shield shipping July 31

Company thanks fans for patience, says $300 gaming portable will launch on the last day of the month.

by

The Nvidia Shield portable gaming device will ship on July 31, Nvidia recently announced on its website.

"We want to thank you for your patience and for sticking with us through the shipment delay of your Shield," Nvidia said in a statement.

The Nvidia Shield was delayed last month one day before it was scheduled to launch due to the discovery of a mechanical issue.

"Our goal has always been to ship the perfect product, so we made sure we submitted Shield to the most rigorous mechanical testing and quality assurance standards in the industry," the company said. "We built Shield because we love playing games, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do."

The $300 Nvidia Shield gives gamers access to an array of gaming avenues, including Nvidia TegraZone, Google Play, and Steam. The system runs on the Tegra 4 processor and boasts 16GB of memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, a microSD storage slot, and a headphone jack.

The device also features a five-inch, 720p multi-touch display. For more on the Nvidia Shield, check out GameSpot's preview of the device from the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year.

Discussion

268 comments
4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

no doubt bobo will give people sales figures, in couple of weeks.

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

I am thinking that the Nvidia Shield will fail miserably especially at the high price, even more so than the Ouya has been. Which is unfortunate for the Ouya, since it is cool and fun for what it does. I have an Ouya, and I like it a lot.

greenpolyp
greenpolyp

I was going to get one until someone made me realize that most pc games dont work with a gamepad.

Arijan83
Arijan83

300$ is to much for this. Add 100$ and you get ps4, no thank you nVidia.

150$ is reasonable price

Mraou
Mraou

Can you use that PC streaming thing if you have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti ?

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

The details listed here make it sound great.

Shame it requires a PC with a GTX 6xx graphics card which isn't mentioned.

If it ran it all on its own, I would most likely get one. Since I have to have my PC on and with a top end GPU and stream games over the Wifi to the shield, they will not be having a penny from me.

Leonelidas
Leonelidas

Does someone care? Nvidia can't even dream to compete with 3DS and Vita for that price.

Feedbackula
Feedbackula

Dat device... On the flip side, my new portable laptop has 2 780m's SLI linked.

youngzen69
youngzen69

What is the appeal of Nvidia's new gamepad screen? Just buy a wired 360 controller for PC. 

fanirama
fanirama

Probably another useless device like the n-gage or the WiiU's LCD Controller. 


Why would I consider this for $300 when I could buy the overpriced PS Vita and still save $50? Or just add another $100 and buy the PS4. 

With my phone gaming just as well or my iPad I don't see the need for this.

Too bulky and clunky for travel, at home I can just use my gaming rig or console. I don't see where this fits for such a big cost.


Edit : Actually I do see where it might fit. In the nVidia CEO's a__ for greenlighting this

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Mmm... this thing is not really portable. I don't see myself using in in the bus, metro, etc. It's a great piece of hardware, but I can see an identity crisis cloud over it.

07wintert
07wintert

wank this there are net books more powerful these days

Daian
Daian

Doesn't really seem that useful for that price.

finchused
finchused

Android games don't appeal to me much. I've not found something as fantastic as Infinity Blade on iOS on Android yet. Streaming my PC games is fantastic but since it only works as far as my WiFi lets me, it is just useless. I'm okay with pausing it to take a poop. 300 dollars saved.

edinko
edinko

This may be the most useless device ever. ANd I say it as someone who always uses just NVidia cards.

I just don't see the appeal. To play pc games  on a small screen within just a few meters of the PC as far as your wifi reaches?(don't forget that your pc has to be running to render the game) Why would I not  play it on the PC itself but torture myself with streaming to a little screen?

And outside the reach of the wifi then what? angry birds?

I`ll take something like this that would be like the WIIU gamepad for PC but not for 300

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

Such a shame this is being based on Android.  It'll feel like a knock-off Android phone.  If Nvidia had chosen to build their own GUI and OS, it'd have been something special and had a far better chance at making progress.  As it is, it's going to be seen as a ludicroisly expensive Ouya, and just look how well that platform is doing....i.e. horrifically.

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

Nvidia, create your own IP if you're going to make hardware.

DarthLod
DarthLod

I will NEVER understand all the portable fad crap. Can't people be out and about without some stupid ass device to "keep them entertained"? Have people become so ADD that they can't just set and do nothing? I wont even get a cell phone. People need to freakin UNPLUG sometimes. This thing looks like garbage.

youngzen69
youngzen69

Just what PC gamers have been yawning for. Its here, your prays have been answered. Get ready for Nvidia new gamepad screen! Meh

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

Does this smell like Nokia N-Gage to anybody else too ?

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

Not another one F*** off Google and take Microshaft with you, the console market is no place for corporate pricks like you, Android powered console do me a f***ing favour   just another NSA sponsored spyware program and controlling monopolistic grab at the entertainment industry. 

noobbreaker
noobbreaker

Nvidia Shield> dog droppings

Nvidia Shield= $300 up in smoke

unless there are high quality games worth playing for android....

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

My question is can this truly be used to replace the keyboard for PC games? If it can , then it has my interest. I will never get good with a keyboard and mouse. But that's just me.

AMG
AMG

What a waste of money.

Wreexx
Wreexx

This is useless. 3ds and psvita is the thang.

lilnazar
lilnazar

PS Vita, 3DS > Nvidia Shield. Time to face the reality Nvidia.

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

@greenpolyp ...huh? Like 90+% of PC games come with native 360 pad support and can easily support others with external programs.

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@kamikazeespleen I didn't know it required certain Nvidia cards to work, that's just wrong, but you can get a 2 GB gtx 630 for about $100 so it's not an extra $400 like you said below.

still it's not right

aovannor
aovannor

@spartanx169x - Eh? you can just buy a controller for Pc for like $15 if you want one. No need to spend $300 on one of these for that.

greenpolyp
greenpolyp

@kamikazeespleen I have a long list of pc games that I need to play starting all the way back to mass effect 1 which wont be playable on a controller. Since its an android system theres no program to make it compatible

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@aovannor @spartanx169x I already have my xbox controller  hooked up to my PC , However for 70% of the games that are on PC, its not supported. I have been trying different emulators, but I have not found something I really like. Biggest issue is getting the computer to think the triggers are mouse buttons.  The issue is  the PC thinks the triggers are an axis instead of buttons. So when you pull  both triggers at the same time they cancel out each other. instead of being independent of each other.  IF this NVidia thing fixes that it might be an option for me.

aovannor
aovannor

@spartanx169x @aovannor I use xpadder all the time in windows 7. It's works fine. PGP is more powerful but it's not as easy to use as xpadder, takes a bit more time to set up for each game and has a higher learning curve. Xpadder is usually enough for most games though. You should try Xpadder again.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@aovannor @spartanx169x  I could not get xpadder to work, I have a win 7 pc. Maybe I had the wrong version. But will try Pinnacle Game profiler. Thanks.