The Nvidia Shield brings console-level quality to portable Android gaming, but it needs a higher quality list of compatible games before it can truly rival the Vita or 3DS.
Nvidia's Android-powered portable console will hit the UK, but the company isn't sure exactly when.
commentary It's a bold leap from mobile chips to product chops for Nvidia, with its game device, and Qualcomm, with its smartwatch. Now the question is whether they'll stick the landing.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang sees Shield spurring the development of great Android games, which ultimately benefits its Tegra business.
Monday's update brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to the game device, and a new "console mode" turns Shield into a portable living-room game console.
With a release date set for June 27, the portable gaming console will now cost $50 less than its original $349 price tag.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang used a final production model during his demo of multiscreen gaming at the trade show in Taiwan.
Nvidia announces a June release date and a $349 price for its Android-based gaming console.
CEO Jen-Hsun Huang expects the gaming device to "do quite well."
The Nvidia Shield is a performance monster, but it needs many more quality games to prove its worth. Only the hard-core need apply, for now.