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Posted by Chuck Corbin on Jun 27, 2013

NVIDIA Delays Shield Release To July

If you’ve been looking forward to getting an NVIDIA Shield this month, I’m afraid you have some bad news. The company made the announcement on their official blog that they will be delaying the release of the handheld console until July of next month. No definite date has been given at this time, though I would guess you can expect to see it towards the end of the month.

According to NVIDIA, the issue stems from a “third-party mechanical component”. While it sucks that they had to announce the delay literally a day before launch, I suppose that it’s better to make sure the product is perfect from the get-go, rather than to just release it and fix things as they come up. At this time NVIDIA has yet to comment on exactly what that mechanical component problem is.

If you don’t know, the Shield is NVIDIA’s foray into the world of handheld gaming, though unlike Sony and Nintendo they’re focusing on playing Android-based games. One of the biggest benefits to the Shield is the fact that it can be synced up with a PC containing a GeForce 650 GTX card or better and stream games from that PC straight to the handheld. The Shield will be priced for $299 whenever it is launched.

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