Nvidia released a statement, just a day before the launch of their new hand held gaming console, to announce they are pushing back the release date of the Nvidia Shield due to a component issue.
The official statment states:
“During our QA process we discovered a mechanical issue that relates to a third party component. We want every Shield to be perfect, so we have elected to shift the launch date to July. We’ll update you as soon as we have an exact date.”
Nvidia has apologized for the delay and promises an update as soon as an exact shipping date is set. Originally, the Nvidia Shield was announced as a June 27 release at the same the price for the handheld was dropped from $349 to $299.
The Shield has a 5-inch 720 display, a quad core Tegra4 processor, a 72-core GPU, 2GB of ram, 16GB of internal storage, a micro SD slot, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The Nvidia Shield, to me, appears to be a traditional game controller with a screen attached including dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D pad, left and right analog triggers, and A,B,X,Y, buttons.
The Shield is an Android based platform but can also stream PC games from a computer with a GeForce GTX GPU and a set top box. The Nvidia Shield is set for release sometime in July with a price of $299.
I cannot wait to try this one out.