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 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.


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…