In recent news the Nvidia Shield had to be delayed one day before release due to a “mechanical issue”. No word was given as to a replacement release date until last Sunday when Nvidia updated their website with a new release date.
In a statement Nvidia said:
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.
Our goal has always been to ship the perfect product, so we made sure we submitted SHIELD to the most rigorous mechanical testing and quality assurance standards in the industry. We built SHIELD because we love playing games, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
For now this only really applies to North America as the Shield hasn’t officially gone on sale anywhere else. In terms of a UK release date Nvidia gave KnowYourMobile this statement:
“NVIDIA SHIELD will only be available in the US and Canada and we don’t yet have a European launch date for the device.”
Well boo, bloody, hoo. I guess we’ll just have to wait.