NVIDIA has announced that it will begin shipping the handheld Shield game console on July 31.

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Originally planned for launch on June 27, NVIDIA ran into some troubles with components from third-party suppliers, and as a result the launch was delayed for over a month.

The original going price for Shield was $349, but according to NVIDIA, they decided to drop the price to $299 because “thousands of gamers [said that] if the price was $299, we’d (NVIDIA) have a home run.”  With Sony recently making headlines by announcing that their PlayStation 4 console will cost just $399, it’s a given that NVIDIA has to also price their handheld competitively to get some attention.

Shield is a Tegra 4-powered device running Google’s Android OS, but the Santa Clara, California-based company plans on doubling the gadget as a cloud gaming system, wherein, AAA titles that runs on PCs can be streamed to Shield via the company’s GRID service.

via androidcentral forum

 

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