Nvidia Shield to release in June, pre-orders go live next week

Tuesday, 14th May 2013 14:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nvidia has announced its Shield portable gaming system will be released in June and will run you $349. Pre-orders will go live on May 20via Nvidia’s website.

The Tegra 4-based handheld gaming device allows owners to play Android titles on its portable screen, or through a television. It also displays Steam games for PC on the TV as well.

Android games will be available through Nvidia’s TegraZone website and will allow users to connect to their Google Play account in order to connect with their movies, music, games and apps.

Nvidia Shield will also be sold through Newegg, GameStop, Micro Center, and Canada Computers.

Thanks, VentureBeat.



  1. shogunknight

    Not bad, thought it would be more expensive. But needing a pc to view steam games on tv, weird.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lord Gremlin

    Erm, I already have PS Vita, nvidia, like most people who were interested in such things. Either that or they have ipad and are ok with touch controls. Guess nvidia is still butthurt about all console manufacturers ditching them.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. EmptySkin

    little pricey for playing cell phone games.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. laughing-gravy

    Way too expensive!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CyberMarco

    Am I the only one who finds it really ugly? Especially the button placement…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Beta

    @5 Hell no, that thing is ass ugly.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ps3fanboy

    this is dead on arrival no sane people are gonna buy this crap. the best handheld gaming device is already released, its called psvita.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    The PC Streaming bit is quite restrictive isn’t it? Beta at launch and you need GeForce GTX desktop GPU, 650 or higher (as that has the built in encoding chip).

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Samoan Spider

    I really like the idea of this (note idea, not the actual product!). For me it would work well when I want to be ‘sociable’ by sitting on the sofa with the missus, but also playing a PC game whilst she watches her shite on tv. Shame this device is so restrictive and sooooo pricey!

    #9 2 years ago
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    #10 2 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982

    Will this hit Europe as well?

    I must admit that it IS quite cool that you can play games from Steam on it and on tv. Kinda like a portable steam? A Steam handheld that also does Android games?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Da Man

    This thing will get an updated version in a year, with new APIs and improved hardware, while Sony’s remains the same hardcore set in stone and become obsolete..

    Updated electronics with new possibilities yearly = good tactics.

    Smoke and mirrors and promises of 10 year plans = sad tactics.

    #12 2 years ago

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