Last week NVIDIA proclaimed June 27th as the launch date for its Shield handheld console, but now the company writes on its blog that shipments of the console have been delayed due to quality issues with a third-party mechanical component. NVIDIA says it's doing everything it can do get Shield out of the door asap and promises the console will arrive sometime in July.
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 just right.