Nvidia Shield Gets A New Release Date

by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 21, 2013 at 01:18 PM

The Nvidia shield, the hand-held current-gen console, experienced some good news and some bad news in June. Shortly after the announcement of a price drop from $349.99 to $299.99, the device was delayed to an indeterminate date in July. Nvidia has finally revealed what that indeterminate release date will be.

On its website, Nvidia revealed that the Nvidia Shield will be available on July 31.

In regard to the Shield's initial delay, Nvidia said, "The issue relates to a third-party mechanical component." In its statement revealing the new release date, Nvidia has the following statement:

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.

[Source: Nvidia]


Our Take
The Shield gained a lot of new interest with its price drop in June, but it seems like the momentum it gained was immediately lost with the delay. We're curious to see how the device holds up to Vita and 3DS competition. It certainly has potential, but we don't want pass any kind of judgement until we've had a chance to play it.