Nvidia Shield Confirmed for June Launch, Will Cost $349

By   /   3 years ago

Project Shield, Nvidia’s take on an android-powered console has been confirmed to launch in June for a price of $349.

Those who signed up to receive Shield updates on Razer’s site can go ahead and pre-order the device today. Those who didn’t will have to wait until May 20 to confirm theirs. Major retailers who will be stocking up on the device have for now been confirmed to be GameStop, Newegg, Micro Center and Canada Computers.

Project Shield was announced in January of this year during CES 2013. The device boasts a powerful Tegra 4 processor, featuring 72 GPU cores, a quad-core CPU, and 2GB of RAM. It sports an Xbox type controller attached with a 5” retinal multi-touch 720p display.

Shield will include 16GB of storage, microSD for an additional 64GB, Bluetooth, GPS, mini-HDMI, micro-USB and a headphone jack. The battery is said to be capable of running for 4-5 hours while playing a game.

Here’s a complete feature listing, courtesy of Nvidia themselves:

  • Tegra 4 – The world’s fastest mobile processor delivers rich graphics and unbeatable performance thanks to 72 GPU cores, four CPU cores and 2GB of RAM
  • Console-grade controller – Precise control thanks to dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers, full-sized bumpers and A/B/X/Y buttons
  • Multi-touch display – 5-inch, 720p retinal multi-touch display for high-fidelity visuals
  • Integrated speakers – Custom, bass reflex, tuned port audio system – we think this is SHIELD’s sleeper feature
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11n 2X2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi for game streaming
  • Pure Android – Latest Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google, for access to Android games and apps
  • There’s more – We put into SHIELD everything we would want in a premium mobile gaming device: 16 GB memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot, a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack.

Join the Conversation

Hot Right Now

For Honor Single Player Gameplay

Could For Honor be the Next Big IP For Ubisoft?

Announced back at E3 2015, For Honor claims to have finally cracked the art of swordfighting in...

by   /   6 days ago
Titanfall 2 Titans Ion Scorch Ronin

Prepare Yourself for Titanfall 2 Titans Ronin, Scorch and Ion; All Det…

We are waiting eagerly to get inside the Titanfall 2 Titans ever since Respawn Entertainment has...

by   /   6 days ago
Video Games Drugs

If Drugs Were Sold Like Video Games, It Would Blow Your Mind

Alright folks we are back with another one of our painfully hilarious takes on the video game...

by   /   7 days ago
GTA 6 wishlist

What We Want in GTA 6: Locations, Vehicles, Side Jobs, Features and St…

We have been reporting on GTA 6 rumors since a while now. For instance, there is one suggesting...

by   /   7 days ago
LawBreakers Overwatch Comparison

How Overwatch is Different from LawBreakers; CliffyB Says His is Far B…

Overwatch and LawBreakers do have a lot in common insofar as features like characters, guns, FPS,...

by   /   7 days ago
Load More