Nvidia SHIELD will be a $349 Android game console coming in June

Nvidia SHIELD will be a $349 Android game console coming in June
Nvidia has just unveiled the details around its SHIELD (previously known as Project Shield) gaming console that will probably be the first device to roll out featuring Nvidia’s Tegra 4 and Android Jelly Bean. SHIELD will cost $349, arrive in June and feature “a console-grade controller.”

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.

source: Nvidia

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44 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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: Sep 12, 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: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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: Apr 18, 2013

Yes it will, like a regular android tablet. Just think that is one has a controller attached to it.

39. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

are you stupid?

38. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 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: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Omg the price. I should consider buying one.

11. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Hah, and people thought the Vita was expensive at $250.

17. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 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: Oct 17, 2011

Why? 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: Oct 17, 2012

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayStation_Vita_games Now if you still don't see your mistake imma slap you so hard people gonna think you a pig!

31. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Lol I think you're the one in a need for a wake up slap! Behold: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/04/18/51-best-and-4-wtf-new-android-games-from-the-last-2-weeks-4213-41813/ 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: Jan 09, 2012

And then there are emulators. Just throwing that out there.

37. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2293; Member since: Feb 14, 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: Jan 17, 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: Apr 18, 2013

I think i'll pass on this one considering for that price the hardware will be outdated in a year

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

The price is to high new PS4 will cost 399!

15. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Nice assumptions.

28. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

4. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

fail fail fail fail fail

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: Jan 20, 2013

Sorry Nvidia...for this amount of money I will buy a PS3 or a Xbox.

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Well you can't carry a ps3 and play on the go...

26. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

You can with a vita or a psp.

30. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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: Sep 16, 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

14. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Bad news for Ouya...

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: Jun 14, 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.

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