Bad news, SHIELD fans (and I’m not talking about the upcoming Marvel TV show). Those who were looking forward to getting their hands on the device in a few days will have to wait until sometime in July. Tear.
An unspecified “mechanical issue” was spotted during the quality assurance process, leading to the delay. Better than shipping the “console” with a known defect, I suppose. The full press statement can be seen below:
SHIELD Shipments To Be Delayed Into Next Month
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.
Guess I’ll have to wait to play my PC games remotely on the SHIELD. Still, I’d rather have a delayed, yet fully functional, product than a buggy mess that’s released on time. Thoughts?