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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?

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GraveLord1296d ago

$300+
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.

SilentNegotiator1296d ago

More than an Android gaming/PC Streaming device is worth.

iamnsuperman1296d ago (Edited 1296d 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

hylandpad1296d ago

There's no way it will be priced less than 300.

turnerdc1296d ago (Edited 1296d 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.

joeorc1296d 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+

turnerdc1296d ago (Edited 1296d 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.

hylandpad1296d 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.

Hanuman1296d ago

Don't like it, don't care..

NYC_Gamer1296d ago

I think it's a piece of garbage that Nvidia is putting on the market in hope of making quick profit

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1296d ago

Didn't watch the conference I am sure. Beats everything else. I always wanted wiiU capability without buying wiiU.

NYC_Gamer1296d ago

I'll stick to Nvidia for my gpu needs..I just can't see myself buying into this android/streaming handheld trend...

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