Nvidia SHIELD Pre-orders Start Today

Source: Nvidia

Source: Nvidia

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Pre-orders for highly anticipated handheld gaming console SHIELD are available today, Nvidia announced on Friday.

Acceptance of pre-orders was initially expected later but the company pushed them up due to what it described as a “growing buzz.”

Meanwhile, a number of game retailers are anticipating offering the device.

“SHIELD is a brand new kind of gaming portable and we’re thrilled to be one of the few retailers who will be carrying it,” noted Newegg director of product management Stephen Weller via a Nvidia blog post. Weller continued, “Our tech savvy customers love gaming and are anxious to get their hands on it. In fact, we’ve decided to move up the pre-order date for those customers who want to be among the first to own a SHIELD!”

The Nvidia SHIELD goes for a price of $349.00 and is expected to ship towards the end of next month.