Nvidia's Shield console gets price and release date

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    US chipmaker Nvidia has revealed its launch plans for Shield - its handheld video-games console.
    It says the Android-powered device will ship to North America in June and be priced at $349 (£229).
    That makes it $100 more expensive than Sony's PlayStation Vita and nearly double the cost of Nintendo's 3DS XL.
    One expert said Shield was unlikely to appeal to more than a "niche audience" but it would act as a showpiece for Nvidia's technology.

    Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22540218

    Very pricey , people aint buying WiiUs at around that price .. Though pc games streamed is a cool feature.
    Bud damn its ugly.
     


  2. Joe88

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    5" android tablet with a controller attached to it for $350?

    nty
     
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    Are you freaking serious? No way it'll sell at that price
     
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    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    I agree with that expert. They're just showing off their tech.
     
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    Please do not use dark text
     
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    plz switch to a readable colour on dork design

    I think the price is interesting because of the streaming option the console will be usefull forever
     
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    It it me or its just damn ugly?
    NVIDIA should have inspired their design from the pandora console adding a physical keyboard it would be much more attractive to me.
     
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    That (hopefully its only a mock up) looks hideous.
     
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    please don't post that, the retard can't even pronounce tegra correctly.

    still requires a GTX 650+ on the PC to do that
    http://shield.nvidia.com/play-pc-games

    System Requirements for PC Game Streaming:
    • > GPU: GeForce GTX desktop GPU, 650 or higher (this GPU must be the primary display device in the system)
    • > CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.8GHz or higher
    • > System Memory: 4GB or higher
    • > Software: GeForce Experience application and latest GeForce drivers
    • > OS: Windows 8 or Windows 7
    • > Routers: 802.11a/g router (minimum). 802.11n dual band router (recommended). A list of recommended routers will be provided at launch.
     
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    Yea, I can't really see them finding a market for this.
    So the options are basically playing crappy android phone games on it,
    or streaming games from your PC.
    There are much better and cheaper options for android gaming.
    And as for the PC streaming, I mean it SOUNDS cool, but most PC gamers who have the setup required for the streaming would be pretty hardcore PC gamers who would almost certainly prefer playing their games with a mouse and keyboard.
     
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    This is for people who want powerful hardware on the go and like to mock the plight of the unwashed masses.

    It's an exclusive niche.
     
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    if it was around $150 I might buy it, but $350 hell no. I would rather buy a wiiu for that
     
  15. IBNobody

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    It depends on the PC game, actually. I wouldn't play Borderlands 2 using a gamepad, but I wouldn't play Arkham using mouse/keyboard.

    I plan on getting a card (and the PC that surrounds it) once the cards catch up to the PS4/X720. By that time, though, the Shield would be even more obsolete.
     
  16. ShawnTRods

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    No, no, no, no... did I say no?
    wtf £229 o.o
     
  17. Osha

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    That's really pricey for a heater.
     
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    Should bring out Xperia Play 2 with a better Kyocera echo hinge with Tegra 4. That sounds more worth it.
     
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    man I don't understand why it is so expensive... I think it will be a failure..it's nothing worth that price!
     
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    Catch up? do you mean get cheaper?
    there are plenty of GPU's/setups that outperform the next gen already =/