After a brief delay due to a third-party component mechanical issue, the NVIDIA Shield now has a new ship date — July 31st.
The NVIDIA Shield is an Android and Tegra 4-powered handheld gaming device that allows users to play all the games they could want on the Google Play Store, but most importantly, it can stream Steam games from PCs that have the NVIDIA Kepler GPU. This is an incredibly unique device that should have gamers wetting their pants.
Initially, the Shield’s price was set at $349, but NVIDIA decided to drop the price down to $299, making the device even more attractive to potential buyers.
Customers who have pre-ordered the device have begun receiving emails that confirm the new ship date.
“We want to thank you for your patience and for sticking with us through the shipment delay of your SHIELD. We have great news to share with you – your SHIELD will ship on July 31st.
Our goal has always been to ship the perfect product, so we made sure we submitted SHIELD to the most rigorous mechanical testing and quality assurance standards in the industry. We built SHIELD because we love playing games, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”
Now that we have the official ship date, customers will soon be playing games on one of the most powerful mobile devices around, thanks to the NVIDIA Tegra 4.