Submitted by DBergmark 998d ago | opinion piece

How much will Nvidia's Project Shield cost?

Nvidia wants to go the same direction that Nintendo did in releasing Project Shield for a profit at launch. How much will the handheld cost to make and how much will it cost at launch? (Android, Dev, Mobile, NVIDIA)

GraveLord  +   998d ago
I don't think Nvidia is serious about getting into the industry. They will want to make a profit on each one of these they sell.
SilentNegotiator  +   998d ago
More than an Android gaming/PC Streaming device is worth.
iamnsuperman  +   998d ago
" I'd say the release price for the product will be $169.99."

Jog on. I think the thing has very little sellability and needs to be cheap but $169 out of the gate. That is cheap for a new handheld but not cheap enough for what it really does/marketing to. I can see it being priced much higher
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hylandpad  +   998d ago
There's no way it will be priced less than 300.
turnerdc  +   998d ago
How do you figure? Nexus 7 with a higher resolution and bigger screen released in July 2012 (when Tegra 3 was still relatively new) with a starting price of $199.99.
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joeorc  +   998d ago
remember the Tegra 3 in the Nexus 7 was not the highest Tegra 3 chipset in the series of Tegra 3's.

remember it used the Tegra 3 ( T30L ) the Nexus 7 did not use the (Tegra 3 T33) Nexus 7 used the weakest ver. of the Tegra 3!

while Nvidia has

Tegra 4

was announced on 6th January 2013 and is functionally a SoC with a quad-core CPU, but includes a fifth low power Cortex A15 companion core which is invisible to the OS and performs background tasks to save power. The improved 72 core GPU has support for DirectX 11+, OpenGL 4.X,and has PhysX support right on the Soc Die!

The SoC is said to be about 20 times faster than Tegra 2 and 6 times faster than Tegra 3.

spec's wise, this product will most likely cost much greater than $199.99. reason being TEGRA 4 is not a cheap chipset. even though this is Nvidia them selves, there is most likely a price point of over $200.00 I would say it's most likely $250.00+
turnerdc  +   998d ago
As is the process with technology. Tegra 3 was several times more powerful than Tegra 2 yet when products came out they were either the same price or lower than their Tegra 2 predecessors. An additional advantage over the Nexus 7 is (like you were saying) this is developed in house by NVIDIA while the Nexus 7 was developed by Asus. As far as being being the "weakest" Tegra 3, it is all the same architecture, the biggest difference is the higher clock speed. Q2 2013 is between April 1 - June 30, we still have a while for this product to release and I have no problem seeing them price this $200 or under if they wanted to. Besides, we already have rumors of a "new" Nexus 7 with a Tegra 4 coming out at the same price point of the "old" Nexus 7 later this year.
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hylandpad  +   998d ago
I feel like a lot of it has to do with branding. nVidia is advertising this as a game console, not a cell phone, which could be subsidized.

Provider companies stipend hardware developers too. This is a venture by nVidia into foreign waters - by the time R&D, testing, planning and all that other junk is done, the additional costs, ASIDE from just the hardware costs are going to be passed onto the consumer.

This is all new software too, don't forget that. There needs to be support, because they don't have an established support system for OS based hardware. So they need that too. The entire infrastructure of providing a new client into a new market requires additional costs to be passed onto the consumer.
Hanuman  +   998d ago
Don't like it, don't care..
NYC_Gamer  +   998d ago
I think it's a piece of garbage that Nvidia is putting on the market in hope of making quick profit
Didn't watch the conference I am sure. Beats everything else. I always wanted wiiU capability without buying wiiU.
NYC_Gamer  +   998d ago
I'll stick to Nvidia for my gpu needs..I just can't see myself buying into this android/streaming handheld trend...
turnerdc  +   998d ago
Looks like a pretty cool product. The streaming ability looks awesome and I'm very interested in trying this out whenever it releases.
Indo  +   998d ago
This machine is one of those things that is better to wish for than to actually have.
Neckbear  +   998d ago
As much as an arson insurance.
poo342947294792  +   998d ago
lol its sooo ugly like the gf you don't bring around your friends lol
Hufandpuf  +   998d ago
An arm and a leg.
likeaboss302  +   998d ago
$299, take it too the bank!
fatstarr  +   998d ago
if the vita belly flopped and all android gaming devices did poorly what makes them think this will hold its own? you dont need a epic phone to play words with friends -_-... and id take the true console/ pc version of a game over what ever 1/2 assed 0 support port they put on this.

when its in the bargain bin next to the vita I will pick it up. the market is becoming flooded with nonsense... company greed is soaring to a whole new level.

I will wait for Ouya lol Nvidia is stepping on toes with this one.
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iwin86  +   998d ago
300 bucks ? No chance. Even big players like Amazon or Google are losing money with theire 200-300 $ tablets. An those devices have a lot less hardware power.
iwin86  +   998d ago
Even Nvidia said they want to make money right of the box with this device.
Tzuno  +   997d ago
I smell "fail"

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