Nvidia's (NVDA +1.6%) Shield Android console will ship at the end of June and sell for $349...

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Nvidia's (NVDA +1.6%) Shield Android console will ship at the end of June and sell for $349 (well above the the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS' prices). The chipmaker also states the Tegra 4-powered device, aimed at enthusiasts and meant to kick-start demand for more powerful Android games, will have 16GB of storage and stereo speakers to go with its 5" 720p display and Xbox-like controller. Downloads from Google Play and Nvidia's Tegra Zone store will be supported. The Verge states a Shield prototype "performed quite well," but added the game-streaming feature needs work. Nvidia says it's working with Android developers to ensure app compatibility.