Nvidia SHIELD will be a $349 Android game console coming in June
Shield comes with a 5-inch multi-touch display, 16 gigs of internal storage expandable via microSD cards, GPS, Bluetooth and HDMI output. But the highlight of course is the Tegra 4 with its 72 graphical cores working along with a quad-core CPU and 2 gigs of RAM.
“These pieces, put together by a company full of gaming fanatics, add up to an amazing new open platform gaming portable,” Nvidia said. “It’s the best way to play Android games. And because it’s an Android device, it works with both Tegra-optimized and regular Android games –- as well as Android apps.”
Pre-orders will kick on May 20th which is less than a week away so get ready to break the piggy bank soon.
Nvidia makes SHIELD official
1. tech2 (Posts: 1931; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Is the console locked down to run games only ? or one can run any android app on it with controls ?
6. proto (Posts: 48; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
"And because it’s an Android device, it works with both Tegra-optimized and regular Android games –- as well as Android apps."
next time, just read more carefully :)
8. tech2 (Posts: 1931; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I did. That statement means it supports 'Android games'. My question was, will it support all 'android apps' ?
12. tadaa (Posts: 236; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
Yes it will, like a regular android tablet. Just think that is one has a controller attached to it.
38. doejon (Posts: 323; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
better buy a ps3 this nvidashield is usless
buy a controller for ur phone than u have the same results lol
$349 ??? are u kidding me nvidia???
2. hung2900 (Posts: 781; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Omg the price. I should consider buying one.
11. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Hah, and people thought the Vita was expensive at $250.
17. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
LOL i know right. i have one i love it. you get high quality games for your money though, the memory cards are really expensive. i want a 32GB, i will not pay 100 dollars for one. ill take the VITA over any android gaming devices anytime.and im a PRO android.
19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Vita is completely outdated and outgunned by this, hardware vise.
Also, you get an uncomparable library of games on Android.
Many of them are great
Name one Vita game that compares to Nova 3 or modern combat, or SG Deadzone, or Real Racing 3, or GTA or Max Payne..
Even if you find them, name me their price.
Last but not least, with Android, the Shield is a full fledged mini computer.
Oh and did I mentioned pc games remote play?
I give one thing to Vita, though - a PS4 remote play.. awesome feature
27. nobelset (Posts: 268; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
/List_of_PlayStation_Vita_gameNow if you still don't see your mistake imma slap you so hard people gonna think you a pig! s
31. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I think you're the one in a need for a wake up slap!
There are more games released WITHIN TWO WEEKS on Android, than on that paltry list of yours!
I still stand behind every word I said.
Find me a free or sub 5$ Vita game that can compare to the ones I mentioned!
33. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
And then there are emulators. Just throwing that out there.
37. Dr.Phil (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I think once the SHIELD is actually released and it is not selling as well at that price then they will lower the price. I feel they should've at the very least matched the Vita at $250. I find it interesting they priced it at that amount considering Vizio will be releasing their 10 inch tablet with the Tegra 4 processor very soon and I would think that tablet would be priced around $400. Some people might pay the $50 more for an actual tablet over something that is just a gaming device.
42. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
$100 more and it can run anything on the android market and do much more than the ps vita. IMO it is worth it, the Tegra 4 is no slouch.
13. tadaa (Posts: 236; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
I think i'll pass on this one considering for that price the hardware will be outdated in a year
28. nobelset (Posts: 268; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
It's not an assumption, it's a "must be" because Sony doesn't have the luxury to price their products premium like a few years ago. I think the most they can go is 499.
5. red_fox (Posts: 41; Member since: 07 May 2013)
if it comes with 1080p you get a deal, if not GTFO.
7. MrKoles (Posts: 307; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
Sorry Nvidia...for this amount of money I will buy a PS3 or a Xbox.
10. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Well you can't carry a ps3 and play on the go...
30. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I don't know.... Vita doesn't have a nice screen to do stuff aside from playing games, I wish nvidia would get some big names on the game to make this worth it
9. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
The price is not so bad, considering certain things, yeah it could be priced more attractive but I can see myself getting one on the holidays with a discount if the device ends being worth it, but ouya and game stick look really hot now
22. taikucing (unregistered)
$349 vs $99?
I don't see nvidia shield is a threat for ouya. Ouya has its own market
16. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
I can't deny that spec-wise it is a great product, but I can't see many people buying it.
It's too expensive and android doesn't have (yet) great games that would make you want one of this.
21. taikucing (unregistered)
the price is still reasonable
23. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
I heard that it outputs 4k as well did they remove that feature? Its a pretty good price considering you can play full PC/steam games!
24. taikucing (unregistered)
I wonder why people complain about the price. Look at Samsung Galaxy Grand, It has a sh*tty TFT LCD with 187 PPI, 1 GB RAM, dual core, cheap plastic looking, can't play heavy games, still lags and still costs $425 in my country but no one complains it.
Perhaps because it doesn't have Samsung or Apple logo on it?
29. Hallucinator (Posts: 341; Member since: 24 May 2010)
This thing is a waste of money. a 5 inch display, most android phones have close to if not more than a 5 inch display. Add a blue tooth controller and done. $350 for something you can do with any android device is a bust.
32. hisaak (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)
Including streaming PC games over wifi to your TV? I don't think so.
34. jack123 (Posts: 50; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
wow! that thing may not my next ideal portable game console.
- May not fit my pocket
-The size should be more compact,It's just like an xbox controller attach with a mobile screen( Nintendo much better with portable flip screen)
-If the price is real, it kinda hard to decide buy or not (expensive console but cheaper for the games and memory card)
So if it has a body slide (like psp go) or bar (like ps vita) and price range $200 to $300, and then take my money.
35. jibraihimi (Posts: 690; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
350$.....???!!!! Sorry Nvidia, I will wait for oyua2 with Tegra 4 or Snapdragon 800 processor............ For now my Xbox 360 is going great for for me........
36. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
I think the price is reasonable but I don't think this will sell very well. While the hardware is good enough, the screen needs to be a little larger (maybe near 6 inch) and it needs more exclusive features.
While streaming pc games to this device over wifi is a great feature, it can be a problem for people that doesn't have good internet connection or a limited internet plan. And I think most people would still play desktop games on their larger monitor display than the 6 inch display on the Shield.
Doing anything else other than gaming would be awkward because of the controller being in the way.(like reading ebooks, internet browsing, watching movies, etc...) But since this is intended to be a gaming device, its fine I guess.
My main problem with Nvidia Shield is that it needs to have more exclusive features. Since this is a gaming device, one of the ways that this can separate itself with the competitors is to have exclusive games.
Since this has basically the same games as the Nexus 7, I would rather buy the nexus 7 and a bluetooth controller than the Shield.
It's probably better to wait for the next Nvidia Shield because I think Nvidia will add more features.
40. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6274; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I'd rather buy the PSVITA than this expensive crap.
41. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Most of of today's games works better without a physical controller
Console gaming is dead
43. Mobilephile (Posts: 69; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
What happened to a nice sleek + thin design? This is chunky and feels old school. Their chips may be ahead but their design is lacking
44. Avenger337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
The console looks great with a great processor and technology, but I do not think 399 is sold much, the question is what will Nvidia if Sony releases the PS4 for $ 399? either way I hope to revise the price. I would recommend it for $ 299 to $ 320. However, be sure that Nvidia will give much to talk about, be as general market reacts.