A new kind of open gaming device needs a new kind of development process.

Rather than being secretive about SHIELD and what it can do, we decided to bring gamers in on the conspiracy, announcing our plan to bring a portable gaming device with console-class controls and a high-def 5-inch screen to market in January at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Most of all, we wanted this device to be open and provide the best possible experience—whether you’re playing Android or PC games, or enjoying your favorite movies, music, and other apps on the go.

Since then, we’ve put SHIELD in the hands of thousands of gamers. Some have been professional press. Others have been inside our own company. But most have been people like the tens of thousands who streamed through our booth at PAX East and E3.

And their reactions have been more than just positive.

They’ve helped us build a better product. Feedback from gamers is why SHIELD’s triggers have the perfect throw length. Why SHIELD’s buttons have just the right amount of give. Why SHIELD’s thumb sticks are so satisfying to flick. Why playing games on SHIELD’s pure Android software feels so slick.

The result: while SHIELD isn’t available until June 27th – we’re making that official today – it’s already grabbed awards by the fistful – including dozens of ‘Best of Show’ awards at CES, Computex and E3.

Now it’s time for one more change.

We’ve heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we’d have a home run.

So we’re changing the price of SHIELD to $299.

If you’ve already pre-ordered SHIELD, you’ll be charged the new, lower price. You will only be charged $299 when the product ships.

We want to get SHIELD into the hands of as many gamers as possible.

That’s because we think they’ll have the same reaction to it as thousands of gamers already have: joy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gab.campbell Gab Campbell

    Guys make your own home console we need nVidia to be in the race and make a real console (no facebook, no camera, none of that bullshit) Just a standardized gaming powerhouse. Partner with Intel and take advantage of your awesome technologies like CUDA and PhysX we need you guys!

  • Daniel

    I can’t wait for this. I just wish it supported Laptop GPUs like the GTX 660m

  • dr_time

    Yes because nobody pays twice that for a phone that plays Android games.

  • nccvoyager

    I’m running a GEFORCE 9400GT… I managed to get Metro running well on it, and even managed to get Skyrim, while not very well, running on it. It all depends on what sacrifices you’re willing to make… I play many newer games at the lowest settings and resolution possible.

  • king of noobis

    i usually play on my xbox and i also have a pc with a 2 gb geforce 9400 gt. And i’m going to buy the shield so i wanted to know if i would be able to stream some pc games on the shield. And nvida if u are reading this try to work with xbox to stream games from the xbox one to the shield. And i also live in Lebanon so i wanted to know if i can buy this console in the midle east.AND I WANT GRID ON THE SHIELDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • king of noobis

    GIVE ME ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • king of noobis

    i don’t get it i have one and i can play it on high at a 30 frames per second and at 60 on medium same for skyrim
    and ii run starcraft 2 on ultra settings

  • Brian_Caulfield

    SHIELD has a micro-USB port and Bluetooth (in case you have a Bluetooth friendly mouse and keyboard). You’ll find all the specs, here –> http://shield.nvidia.com/portable-features/

  • Brian_Caulfield

    Stay tuned to shield.nvidia.com for all the latest. http://shield.nvidia.com/play-pc-games/

  • Brian_Caulfield

    Many, many thanks for your feedback!

  • Bob Huntington

    This product looks VERY awesome, but I would love to play PilotWings 64 on it, while commuting to and from my work!   I wish I could take my PilotWings 64 game cartridge, and plug it directly into this thing.   I wish all of the action and backgrounds would be smooth and crystal clear, on that gorgeous 5″ HD color screen!   Then, if I could plug in my stereo headphones, and hear the crystal clear music and sound effects, which are produced by the game, my bus ride would fly by!!!   Please tell me that someone else has thought of this!   Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danny.jasperse Danny Jasperse

     You guessed it ,not a hair on my ass is even considering to buy an xbox

  • Gothalion

    What the fuck Nvidia. Why does Newegg say 8/15 now for release date. Also, I already got charged through you guys. So I better god damned get my shield this week

  • GDM

    Was really looking forward to this, now that you’ve all of a sudden (less than a week after telling everyone it’s out of the 27th!) pushed the date back to mid august, you lost me. Preorder cancelled. Sorry guys, letting the ship date slip a week, ok mayyyyybe… Letting it slip nearly 2 months and not saying anything at all about it? That’s pretty bad! Ps4 it is i guess! No money for nvidia, which is a shame because i was actually thinkinh of buying an nvidia rig JUST so i can stream games to my shield!

  • GDM

    Was really looking forward to this, now that you’ve all of a sudden (less than a week after telling everyone it’s out of the 27th!) pushed the date back to mid august, you lost me. Preorder cancelled. Sorry guys, letting the ship date slip a week, ok mayyyyybe… Letting it slip nearly 2 months and not saying anything at all about it? That’s pretty bad! Ps4 it is i guess! No money for nvidia, which is a shame because i was actually thinkinh of buying an nvidia rig JUST so i can stream games to my shield!

  • GDM

    Was really looking forward to this, now that you’ve all of a sudden (less than a week after telling everyone it’s out of the 27th!) pushed the date back to mid august, you lost me. Preorder cancelled. Sorry guys, letting the ship date slip a week, ok mayyyyybe… Letting it slip nearly 2 months and not saying anything at all about it? That’s pretty bad! Ps4 it is i guess! No money for nvidia, which is a shame because i was actually thinkinh of buying an nvidia rig JUST so i can stream games to my shield!

  • kshield

    shield cuando llegara a europa .????

  • kshield

    despues de mucho tiempo en xbox live y play1.2.3. y viendo lo que e visto la mejor opcion es shield ,no hace falta tanto engorro de cables etcetcetc y demas trastos y los problemas que si luces amarillas y llama al sat que si esto y lo otro ,y venga a comprar perifericos inutiles …ESTOY HARTO DE XBOX Y PLAYSTATION …

  • Brian Milligan

    Where did they say that they pushed back orders?  

  • GDM

    apparently there’s a tweet from @evleaks:twitter  about it as well, but here’s one of the threads that started it all:
    https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/548429/project-shield/release-date-change/

  • Brian Milligan

    I think its a bit rash to cancel your preorder based on that.  Hopefully they are on schedule, ordered mine direct from NVIDIA.

  • discobrisco

    299 is for pc quality streaming and android games on a handheld. The galaxy s 4 is at least double that anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000478092652 Jonathan Gibbs

    Can anyone tell me why newegg is now showing ship date at 8/15/2013 had this on pre order for a solid 2 months wtf is going on nvidia?