Will You Buy Nvidia's Awesome-Looking Shield Portable Android Console?

By Sam Gibbs on at

We've got Ouya for the home, but what about serious gaming on the go? Nvidia wants to beat Sony and Nintendo at their own game with the Android-powered Tegra 4-packing Shield. But will you really buy it for about £240ish, or the price of a Nexus 4?

Nvidia's put up Shield for pre-order in the US, clocking in at $350. No details have been released for the UK yet, but that puts it at around the £230-250 mark, which is the price of Google's Nexus 4. Now, I'm not saying that the Nexus 4 is as good a gaming machine as Shield will be, but it's a whole lot more useful, and will probably play some of the same games.

So, can Nvidia really revive the hard-core portable gaming market where Sony failed with the Vita? Will you cough up a phone's worth of cash for the Shield once it finally makes it to our shores? It looks awesome, but non-phone portable gaming's dead, right? [Nvidia]