NVIDIA Shield delayed until next month, mechanical issue cited

NVIDIA ShieldNVIDIA has revealed that it is delaying its Shield portable gaming console because of some mechanical issue that is plaguing the devices. The company did not give an exact release date but it did say that Shield will now go on sale next month.

“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,” NVIDIA wrote on its official blog.

The Android powered game console, which was supposed to become available today, had recently got a pre-release price-correction, so whenever the console goes on sale, it will be priced at $299.

NVIDIA promises to reveal new launch dates closer to the release.

To remind you, NVIDIA Shield packs Tegra 4 SoC, 5-inch 720p display, Wi-Fi connectivity, stock Jelly Bean, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.


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