One Day Before Launch, Nvidia's Shield Slips To July

Remember last week, when Nvidia announced their Shield portable Android gaming system was launching tomorrow? Yeah, about that...

Citing a mechanical issue discovered during incredibly last-minute QA testing, the PC game-streaming Shield will now be dropping sometime next month. Here's Nvidia's official statement:

"During our final QA process, we discovered a mechanical issue that relates to a 3rd party component. We want every SHIELD to be perfect, so we have elected to shift the launch date to July. We'll update you as soon as we have an exact date."

While I am glad Nvidia caught whatever the flaw is before the system started (ridiculous speculation alert) exploding in players' hands, I am amazed that a company can announce a major product for release in seven days when testing hasn't been completed.

Preorder customers are likely going to be furious, having assumed they'd have the $300 system in their hands tomorrow. Heck, I'm a little miffed myself.

Hopefully they get this all ironed out soon. Until then, keep your eyes on the Nvidia blog for further updates.