NVIDIA Shield is a handheld gaming console capable of playing Android games as well as streaming PC games from Steam. The console was due to be released on June 27th. However NVIDIA delayed the release due to an unspecified “mechanical issue.” NVIDIA has confirmed to Ubergizmo that the console will start shipping on July 31st. It appears now that whatever the mechanical issue was, it has been taken care of. If everything goes according to plan, there should not be any more delays surrounding NVIDIA Shield release.
Pre-orders for the Shield opened up on May 14, the console seems to have generated quite a bit of hype particularly with their hardcore fans/customers. Regarding the delay, the company said that a third-party component was causing the issue. They didn’t detail what the component was and who manufactured it. NVIDIA had said last month that it was working with the particular supplier for fix the issue, after which it would provide a firm release date. So if you’ve got an order in for the console, mark your calendars. Do check out our hands-on review of the NVIDIA Shield if you’re not able to decide if you want to purchase it.