The Nvidia Shield was supposed to launch this week, but Nvidia has announced that a third-party mechanical issue will be pushing that release back until sometime in July. The exact date is still yet to be determined.

"During our final QA process, we discovered a mechanical issue that relates to a 3rd party component," the Nvidia statement reads. "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."

Last week, Nvidia announced it was knocking $50 off the Android-powered handheld device, bringing the Nvidia Shield's price tag down to $300. In May, we visited the Nvidia campus and got our hands on the Nvidia Shield, which sports a 5-inch 720p display, Tegra 4 chip inside and can stream games from your PC – granted you have a GTX 650 GPU or better in your rig.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.