NVIDIA Shield On Pre-order from the 20th

NVIDIA's ambitious game console push, Shield (formerly 'project: Shield'), is almost ready for business. The handheld console will be up for pre-order on popular e-tailers such as Newegg.com and Gamestop, for $349, and MicroCenter, covering US and Canada. The pre-order will be up on May 20, and the first orders will begin shipping out this June.

Roughly the size and shape of a wireless console controller, Shield combines a full-fledged controller with multiple axes, D-pad, action buttons, and triggers; a 5-inch multi-touch display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution; a high-capacity battery, stereo speakers with an independent bass port, WLAN, and NVIDIA's own Tegra 4 SoC driving Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean." Games best suited for the console are sourced from the TegraZone marketplace, which is independent of Google Play.

Channel Gaming
Topics NVIDIA, Android 4.1, Tegra 4, Project Shield, Shield