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NVIDIA SHIELD Pre-Order Date Moved Up to Today, Still $349

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In response to a growing amount of “buzz” generated around NVIDIA’s SHIELD Android gaming unit, pre-orders went live today. Initially, they were dated to go up on May 20, but if you planned on shelling out the $349.99 and possibly another $60 on accessories in the shape of a case and custom lids, you can do so now. 

You can pick up your SHIELD right from NVIDIA and they will ship out by the end of June according to their website.

On a separate note, it would have been nice for NVIDIA to bundle your pre-order with a free case or something. Incentives are always good.

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Via: NVIDIA

  • RAZR_FANN

    Link is broken? lol

  • Chris Stuart

    make GRID work on AMD graphics and I would be all over it… Or AMD could get off their lazy butts and make a competing product/software

  • Blue Sun

    I’ll get right on that…

  • BaltiCzar

    Lol. Are they serious with that price?
    I’ll wait for the fire sale about 6 months from launch when it drops to below $100.

  • Fan

    I wouldn’t use this thing even if it was given to me.

  • NorCalGuy

    I think the only buzz being generated is by this site, if I didn’t see it here I would never know about it and why would I shell out that kinda money when the new PS and XBOX are about to be announced?

  • Mike Even

    what buzz? All I am hearing and seeing is everyone laughing their the attempt at MSRP

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1358017682 Milind Shah

    still not buying….it is a $250> dollar device

  • http://www.facebook.com/oldblueeyes182 Joshua Bailey

    Standalone portable gaming systems will not exist in 2-5 years. When your own mobile has the ability to emulate a system like the Wii or PS2 in the next 24 months, why would I want a device that I have to stream games to? Don’t know what they are thinking with this. It reeks of ignorance.

    • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

      Nintendo is doing just fine with the 3DS. But then again, Nintendo has enough popular IP that’s only available on their hardware, so they can kinda get away with it.

      • justincase_2008

        Yeah and the new price drop as well. Love my 3ds xl

      • http://www.facebook.com/oldblueeyes182 Joshua Bailey

        This is the exception to the rule. With Nintendo’s profits slipping away with the Wii U and the lack of 3rd party support, could Nintendo become the new Sega after the Dreamcast?

        Think of this, how much more money would Nintendo make if they focus on software development with their big IPs and release them across the board on Sony, Microsoft, iOS and Android? Their margins would skyrocket. Nintendo doesn’t have to release new hardware to be successful. Their bread & butter is Mario. Everyone loves Mario. Not everyone has a Wii, Wii U, 3DS or any of its iterations. Most now have iOS or Android.

        Two words…Gold Mine.

        • TheDrunkenClam

          http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/631516-wii-u

          You should troll the Wii U here, you’ll feel right at home.
          The Wii U will be fine once Mario Kart and Super Smash come out.
          Until then, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will hold me over. With 105 hours into it already, it’s become the only game I care about lately.

          • http://www.facebook.com/oldblueeyes182 Joshua Bailey

            Not trolling any Wii U. Come on, man. Nintendo already said themselves they are hurting.

            By they way, your comment further proves my point as Mario Kart and Super Smash are both Nintendo titles, and not 3rd party. EA already stopped developing for it. No Madden on the Wii U is a VERY big deal.

            Hopefully they can turn it around with some impressive E3 announcements.

        • mustbepbs

          Nintendo likes to do what they want to do. They don’t want to conform to the standards of iOS/Android with touch screens, nor do they want to conform to the standards of Sony and Microsoft with their controllers.

          Nintendo releases their consoles with a “gimmick” to further their innovation in their IPs to keep them fresh. Without those, Nintendo would be forced to rehash the same tired old IPs over and over again without new and interesting hooks.

          In short, it wouldn’t work as well as you think for very long.

          • http://www.facebook.com/oldblueeyes182 Joshua Bailey

            If Nintendo published all the Mario games from NES, SNES and N64 on the Play Store at $1.99/each, they would sell like crazy.

            I see what you’re saying, though.

          • mustbepbs

            I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to play a precision platformer like Mario on a touch screen, but it just doesn’t work. You need tactile feedback for games like that. Sonic works okay because it’s more hands off, but Mario would be a disaster.

          • http://www.facebook.com/oldblueeyes182 Joshua Bailey

            I play it on my emulator all the time. I have a gameklip and it works beautifully. Touchscreen obviously aren’t ideal, but millions would still buy it. Mario transcends

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Isntmyfirstname-McIntyre/620661182 Eric Isntmyfirstname McIntyre

        Not to mention the 3DS has a completely different demographic and costs about $150 less.

  • http://twitter.com/BuddhaForPres Buddha For President

    Unless it comes with one of Marvel’s Agents of Shield and unless that agent is Scarlett Johansson, it’s not woth $350.

  • jamie stevens

    nexus 7 $200
    Snakebyte SB00696 iDroid $35
    slim case for nexus 7 with stand 15.

    you decide.

    • Dylan Patel

      Specs of the Shield demolish anything out now including the S4/One

      • Josh Nichols

        “Demolish”? Not really. Tegra 4 isn’t a huge upgrade over the S600, and definitely not over the octa-core exynos.

        • Dylan Patel

          It is. In case you don’t belive me, Look at benches. Shield got 58FPS on Egypt HD and 10k over the S4 Octo on Quadrant. This is because Project Shield has a HS/F on it’s Terga 4 which has a really powerful GPU and Quad A15’s that are clocked extremely high.

      • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

        I forget where it said the Shield was a phone….oh wait. It didn’t. Please shut your mouth.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Don’t be rude, he’s clearly talking purely about specs.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    I feel like this should excite me, but it just doesn’t.

    • leenephi

      What if it was a Dalek boxing game shown?

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        Nah. Dalek’s don’t play games. They just kill you.

        • leenephi

          True, true. Well, in that case I’ll just +1 your original comment in agreement.

          • michael arazan

            FYI they showed off the Sheild Gaming unit in Modern Family on Wednesday Night’s episode, product placement maybe, the boy was playing it in the Winnebago when the trip started

        • Adrian Price

          They don’t kill, they EXTERMINATE!!!