Nvidia Shield Sales are 'Great,' Production Ramping up Soon

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  1. EvilMakiPR
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    Sales of Nvidia's Android-powered gaming handheld, the Nvidia Shield, have inspired confidence in the platform's future from Nvidia's leaders, GamesIndustry international reports.

    Senior Director of Investor Relations Chris Evenden describes sales as "great" and says "everything that we shipped so far has sold out ... we're just starting to ramp production."

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    I personally just (literally) bought one
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    Nvidia Sales Rep Speaks on Shield Sales

    Also, how does the "free" copy of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon cost $39.90? It doesn't even cost that much at full price! Is this the "freely giving away your money" version?
     
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    Damn, and I just bought a Nexus 7 two months ago. NVidia Shield's future looks bright.

    OFF: 39$ is not that expensive for a "free" game. :lol:
     
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    Yeah its Free with the purchase of the APU.
     
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    I forgot
    "The NVIDIA Shield sold the thousands of units we shipped! IT'S GONNA BE SO SUCCESSFUL."

    I doubt this will end up as successful as they hope. While the whole "stream your shit from your PC!" thing is nice, I just don't think it's worth the $300.
     
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    Why not? Tablets which are inferior in Hardware are more expensive. Not to mention this has Real Controls. We'll Start to see more and more software coming to it now that Nvidia's Shield goes open-source
     
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    Better tech than tablets, real controls, where have I heard that before ? Oh yeah..
     
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    What video card did you pair it with?


    I'm waiting on the Shield 2, with the Tegra 5 and all the bugs and hinge weaknesses worked out of the original model.
     
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    >Sony releases a quad-core, powerful handheld with all the knick-knacks you can think of (including 3G in the 3G version) for $250. People complain that it's too expensive and refrain from buying it.
    >NVidia releases a quad-core, powerful Android-based handheld for $300, it plays all your favourite smartphone games and does some streaming. Apparently sells.

    I don't think I understand gamers all that well. Funny aside though, I don't really forecast a bright future for this one, but we'll see how it fares.
     
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    To be fair, NVidia only shipped a few thousand tablets. So "sold out" isn't much of a statement.
     
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    I know, you're entirely right. That being said, I still don't understand why would anyone buy a dedicated device like this when it's going to fall straight into the realm of obscurity the very pictosecond someone makes a "better Android handset". Game developers will always choose the market that'll reap more profits and with Android you have either quadrillions of smartphone users or five Shield/OUYA/GameStick users... I think the maths here are pretty easy and you don't have to be an analyst to see the "problem". :P
     
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    Agreed. Sometimes just for that, I just don't get consumers in general. XD I'm surprised it sold that much. Still...
     
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    Personally, I'd rather buy a vita than a shield.
     
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    The people that buy the shield over the Vita... I don't understand you.
     
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    In a bout of jousting, a shield is much more useful than a Vita.
     
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    I can't even deal with you :rofl:
     
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    ....I didn't know nVidia made an Ouya as well.
     
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    Open Source Powerful Android Gaming Device with A Lot of Free and almost free games(WHICH THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD QUALITY GAMES) and able to enter in the Google Play Store vs The PS Vita(You know its situation)

    I sold my PS Vita for Shield
     
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    Not to mention this is something possible on almost EVERY ANDROID DEVICE. If you really want Streaming for your PC games, buy a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, download a streamer, have a half-decent tablet or phone. Boom. No need to spend 300 just for a device that does ONLY that.

    Now... if we were talking some sort of UMPC with an actual x86 processor that could RUN my PC games anywhere.
     
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    You can have all the horsepower in the world and you're still only going to get smartphone-level video games for this system for the reason I've mentioned above - there's infinitely more Android smartphone users than there will be Shield users. If you think that you're going to get superior versions specifically polished for the Shield or some amazing exclusives then I'm afraid you have another thing coming.

    If you're counting on GRID to save the day, keep in mind that there's a huge update ahead for the PSVita, enabling PS2/3/4 game streaming via Remote Play and/or Gaikai which will essentially do the exact same thing, just with console games instead of PC games which surprisingly can be a good thing since those are made to be played with a gamepad unlike PC games which aren't always gamepad-friendly.

    At the end of the day, you traded a dedicated gaming system for a glorified palmtop with a controller stuck to it. Sorry for bursting your bubble, but that's just the way it is (or at least the way I see it - we'll see what the future holds).