Nvidia SHIELD will be a $349 Android game console coming in June
0. phoneArena 14 May 2013, 08:37 posted on
Nvidia’s Project Shield gaming console will probably be the first device to roll out featuring Nvidia’s Tegra 4…
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1. tech2 (Posts: 3462; 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: 59; 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: 3462; 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: 267; 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: 398; 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: 956; 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 $250.
17. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
LOL i know right. i have one i love it. you get high quality games for your money though, the memory cards are really expensive. i want a 32GB, i will not pay 100 dollars for one. ill take the VITA over any android gaming devices anytime.and im a PRO android.
19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Vita is completely outdated and outgunned by this, hardware vise.
Also, you get an uncomparable library of games on Android.
Many of them are great
Name one Vita game that compares to Nova 3 or modern combat, or SG Deadzone, or Real Racing 3, or GTA or Max Payne..
Even if you find them, name me their price.
Last but not least, with Android, the Shield is a full fledged mini computer.
Oh and did I mentioned pc games remote play?
I give one thing to Vita, though - a PS4 remote play.. awesome feature
27. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
/List_of_PlayStation_Vita_gameNow if you still don't see your mistake imma slap you so hard people gonna think you a pig! s
31. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I think you're the one in a need for a wake up slap!
There are more games released WITHIN TWO WEEKS on Android, than on that paltry list of yours!
I still stand behind every word I said.
Find me a free or sub 5$ Vita game that can compare to the ones I mentioned!
33. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
And then there are emulators. Just throwing that out there.
37. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1216; 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: 267; 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
3. SIGPRO (Posts: 1473; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
The price is to high new PS4 will cost 399!
28. nobelset (Posts: 270; 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 (unregistered)
if it comes with 1080p you get a deal, if not GTFO.
25. kevv2288 (unregistered)
Its 720p, says so on nvidia site.
7. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
Sorry Nvidia...for this amount of money I will buy a PS3 or a Xbox.
10. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Well you can't carry a ps3 and play on the go...
30. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; 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: 5396; 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: 84; 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.