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NVIDIA postpones Shield release date

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NVIDIA postpones Shield release date
Seems like the portable gaming device Shield by NVIDIA won't be in the hands of consumers for another month. What is known is that there's an issue regarding a third-party mechanical component and it is being worked upon with the supplier. However, NVIDIA did not make it clear exactly what is going on, save for the fact that commercial shipments will be available within a month.

We are eager to get [NVIDIA Shield] into your hands. But we will not do that until it is fully up to the exacting standards that NVIDIA is known for. Some final quality-assurance testing has just turned up a mechanical issue that we are not happy with. So, while we announced last week that Shield will go on sale this Thursday, we have taken the hard decision to delay shipping until next month. Jason Paul, a spokesperson for NVIDIA, said in a blog post.


As you all know, this is a first of a kind device for NVIDIA. The American technology company is trying to make a breakthrough beyond businesses like PCs, smartphones and tablets, yet it's hard to tell what the outcome would be. Sony's PlayStation Vita sells at the same price ($300) and it's been out on the market for good year and a half, making it even more difficult for NVIDIA in the battle for handheld devices. Another rival, Nintendo's Wii U sells at $350 and has numerous games behind its back. Only time will show whether NVIDIA will trace out its way to gamers' hearts.

You can take a sneak peek at the Shield thanks to our very own John V. right here, including specifications, hands on and more pictures.

source: X-bit labs

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posted on 01 Jul 2013, 04:51 3

1. FlushGordon (unregistered)


I hope Google releases a Snap800-powered gaming device soon and cripple this overpriced / overhyped POS once and for all

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 05:14 4

2. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 853; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Never seen somebody with this much hate about eletronics you are always moaning about everything for Christ's sake. Get a life maybe?

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 05:35 4

4. lpratas (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Get a life you! Why? The people here can't give their opinions? Of course Nvidia Shield will be expensive. And Nvidia has the monopoly of the PC games and android games. It's almost all optimized for their graphics. Enough of monopolies.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 05:43 3

6. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 853; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Not saying he can't have his opinion but when all he can do is hate on everything, his favorite things to diss are Nvidias Tegra which he calls Tecrap and Sony's displays.

And Nvidias optimized games is a monopoly? If they pay game developers to optimize games for them its the end users that wins if they bought an Nvidia product.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 06:21 1

9. vincelongman (Posts: 1273; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


i don't mind if Nvidia pays developers to optimize games for TegraZone, the thing I don't like is that only Tegra devices get the best graphics.
I don't know if its same with all devices, but from this review the Transformer Prime has better graphics even through the iPad 3 has a far better CPU/GPU.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5688/apple-ipad-2012-review/16

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 06:03 1

8. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


its not an opinion to bash and curse other products. if you hate PSP Vita, Nintendo wii etc. Don't buy the stuff, wait for the google android gamer console and compare it to the ever popular gaming console that has established their name already..

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 05:27 3

3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


-1 for you google fanboy..

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 05:38 1

5. lpratas (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


And for you -100. Google and Android hater.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 05:59

7. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


monopoly android google lover fanboy.. :) -100 now were even..

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 06:40

10. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 395; Member since: 24 May 2011)


i liked this device a lot. But 299$ its overpriced. Should be 200$. Totally worth it at that price.

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