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.
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.