Nvidia has announced that there will be a short delay in the shipping of their Android-powered handheld gaming system Shield which was supposed to begin shipping out tomorrow. Instead Shield units will begin shipping out sometime in July. This also means the Shield won’t be officially going on sale to the public tomorrow either.
Nvidia issued a statement regarding the delay which you can check out below:
We’re grateful for all the enthusiasm that’s been expressed for SHIELD, our new portable gaming device. And we’re eager to get it into your hands.
But we won’t do that until it’s fully up to the exacting standards that NVIDIA’s known for. And some final quality-assurance testing has just turned up a mechanical issue that we’re not happy with.
So, while we announced last week that SHIELD will go on sale this Thursday, we’ve taken the hard decision to delay shipping until next month. The issue relates to a third-party mechanical component, and we’re working around the clock with the supplier to get it up to our expectations. We apologize to those who have preordered SHIELDs and to all those who are waiting for them to go on sale. But we want every SHIELD to be perfect.
So there you have it. Anyone who pre-ordered a Shield or were thinking of picking one up tomorrow will have to wait until next month. We don’t have an exact date just yet for when things will go live in July but when we do we will post an update.
Website Referenced: Nvidia’s Blog