Bad news for gamers looking forward to Nvidia Shield — the company’s portable videogame console has been delayed to July. It was originally slated to ship this week. The delay was caused by a “third-party mechanical component.” For those of you not familiar with Shield, it’s a mobile gaming console that can play Android games and stream PC games. It’s the first product to use Nvidia’s Tegra 4 chipset, giving it a tech-spec edge over other Android-based gaming systems on the market.
Here’s more on the delay from Nvidia senior product manager Jason Paul:
While we announced last week that Shield will go on sale this Thursday, we’ve taken the hard decision to delay shipping until next month.
The issue relates to a third-party mechanical component, and we’re working around the clock with the supplier to get it up to our expectations.
As a verbal entertainer, I was really looking forward to the release of Shield. It’s certainly a powerful and interesting product, but I don’t know if it’s something gamers are clamoring for. Arguments can be made that its features are interesting in a good way, but some will counter that this is a case of interesting being more curious than good. The product will definitely lead to some interesting discussions…and I kind of want to watch them while eating popcorn.
Any of you disappointed by the delay of of Nvidia Shield?