The famous Nvidia gaming console Shield is now available for purchase in stores, with a price tag of $299. The locations and retailers include GameStop, Newegg and even Nvidia.com. As you know, the game console features a 5 inch HD display and a gaming control area that feels a lot like an Xbox controller.

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Under the hood we find the Nvidia Tegra 4 CPU and Android 4.2 is present as the OS. I have to admit it’s been quite a journey for the for the Shield to go from concept and prototype, shown early this year, to a finalized product, that has been delayed for a few weeks. Customers will get 2 free games once they buy the device: Sonic 5 Episode II THD and Expendable: Rearmed.

You can download and run most apps available in the Play Store, with a list of nearly 130 games optimized to work on the Shield’s physical controls. The Shield can be used to stream games over a WiFi network from the home PC, so you can load the latest PC games on your computer and play them around the house. I have to admit I don’t know a single person who wants to buy this…

  • Clive Mclean

    Hopefully MadCatz with their Mojo Android gaming system with a proposed similar tegra 4 video card can seriously under-cut this way too pricey controller from NVidia. Talking sub $200.00 would cause MadCatz some serious supply problems as there are many gamers who’ve had enough of the two major consoles, but the price must be right.

  • jo

    Too pricey nothing more than a mini android tablet with a controller.

  • jo

    Not Manny good android games out there anyway . Price to high a glorified mini tablet with a controller.