Nvidia Shield Handheld Launching July 31st

Brittany Vincent

Shield console finally receives concrete launch date

After a final round of quality assurance (QA) testing revealed a mechanical issue in the Shield handheld gaming platform, Nvidia was forced to delay the official release for some time. Now, Android Central reports a finalized ship date of July 31st for the little handheld that could.

An email was sent out to Nvidia Shield buyers with the date announcement: "We want to thank you for your patience and for sticking with us through the shipment delay of your Shield. We have great news to share with you -- your Shield will ship on July 31st."

Though the devices will be shipping at the end of this month, we're unlikely to see users testing them while out and about until sometime in mid-August. It's been a long ride, but we're eager to see how the newest handheld in the game will perform in the market.

Preorder yours now at the official Nvidia website .

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