After being delayed a bit and having its price cut, the Nvidia Shield portable console is finally ready for launch. It just entered preorder phase, with a price tag of $299 for the 16 GB version.

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The product was supposed to be launched on June 27th initially, but some “mechanical problems”, as Nvidia claims made it be delayed. The date had been moved to July 25th and everything is proceeding as planned. The info regarding the preorder was placed on the Gamestop page and they claim that the device will be delivered to the people ordering by the end of July.

With the PS Vita failing last year, the Nintendo Wii U doing the same thing recently and the Xbox One and PS4 getting grim predictions, is there really room for such an expensive portable console on the market? I mean, you do get a Nvidia Tegra 4 CPU inside, 2 GB of RAM and a 5 inch touchscreen, but for this price you can get the very cool Nexus 7 2… I suppose.

  • Clive Mclean

    That price is as rediculous as they come! Anybody who is an avid gamer know the number of controllers they go through. To put a console in a controller is a very fragile proposition and that is what Shield is. You feel like Nvidia is building in room for a price-cut in this initial price point but to launch at the price point of the PlayStation 4 is ludicrous especially when you have a trail of dead or near dead consoles that followed that model to their demise. Somehow business people still don’t get it that we are in a recession – less money is in circulation – and that price point is everything.