The Nvidia Shield is up for pre-order, three days earlier than initially announced, with the delivery set for June.
Although Nvidia has announced in a blog post that pre-orders for the Tegra 4 Android gaming console would start on May 20, online and in stores, something has pushed things forward and the process is underway. The price is the one you already knew, $349.
The Nvidia official store has the device listed, with an order limit of four consoles per person. The site mentions that the device would ship by the end of June.
The Nvidia Shield is also available for pre-order on NewEgg, with the expected shipping date listed as June 4, and the same goes for GameStop. The other partners mentioned by Nvidia – Canada Computers and Micro Center – were not listing the product at the time this article was written. The stores mentioned above only ship to the U.S. and/or Canada, with no news on the Shield’s availability in other markets.
Our Joshua Vergara had a chance to try it at Google I/O 2013 and do a hands-on video of the device, which you can watch below.
As you may already know, the Nvidia Shield incorporates a Tegra 4 CPU, has a 5 inch 720p display, and includes a console-grade controller. It has 16 GB of internal memory (as well as a microSD slot) and runs Android Jelly Bean.
Will you pre-order the Nvidia Shield?
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Looks good but its just a little pricey when you consider you can buy a ps3 for 300 or a vita for two hundred. If I want something bigger than a vita then why not a nexus 7? I’m paying an extra 150 for a controller pad and better chip
Why not wait a couple months buy a tablet and just use a ps3 controller or another compatible controller. This is pointless!