The lights are on
Those hoping that their Nvidia Shield pre-orders would ship tomorrow as promised last week are going to be disappointed by this news. The company has announced a delay into next month.
Nvidia released a statement citing a third-party hardware issue as the culprit for the additional month of quality assurance testing.
We’re grateful for all the enthusiasm that’s been expressed for SHIELD, our new portable gaming device. And we’re eager to get it into your hands.
But we won’t do that until it’s fully up to the exacting standards that NVIDIA’s known for. And some final quality-assurance testing has just turned up a mechanical issue that we’re not happy with.
So, while we announced last week that SHIELD will go on sale this Thursday, we’ve taken the hard decision to delay shipping until next month.
The issue relates to a third-party mechanical component, and we’re working around the clock with the supplier to get it up to our expectations.
We apologize to those who have preordered SHIELDs and to all those who are waiting for them to go on sale. But we want every SHIELD to be just right.
We’ll let you know when we have an exact shipping date in July. We think it will be worth the wait.
As you might recall, Nvidia recently dropped the price of the Shield from $349 to $299. According to the company, it's heard from gamers that the new price would be a "slam dunk" with consumers.
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Whoa, I've never seen that before! Cool!
I don't think that very many people will mind this. I mean, in my opinion, it just isn't worth $300. The 3DS and PSVita are cheaper than it, and they both have amazing games that are probably better than the games available for the Shield. I could even buy a Wii U for the same price, which looks like it is so much more worth the money than the Shield.
"We apologize to those who have preordered SHIELDs and to all those who are waiting for them to go on sale. But we want every SHIELD to be just right." You mean the five people who have the exact set up and wants to use this waste of cash?
I'm actually planning on buying one of these once I sell off my expensive Tablet. I'm glad to see them delaying to make sure they have as many things worked out as psosible. I'd be incredibly dissapointed if they shipped the shield without fully addressing the issues.
A great idea gone wrong.... I hope it does well anyways.
Looks like I shall have to wait a while to see whether this will have any impact on the market scene.
I want this to be successful because it is a good idea, but Nvidia really hasn't give us a good reason to fork out $299 for a device that seems to be marketed to a very select audience.
Oh c'mon. I don't see any value in this device that would have it add up to any more than $199.