The NVIDIA Shield, which has no sound for a long time, finally ushered in the closure of the application store in China.
The name of the three main consoles, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft , must have been heard by gamers more or less, and these three giants are undoubtedly the masters in the living rooms of global gamers. However, in addition to Yusanjia, there have been a series of manufacturers that have a picture of the living room game scene, and NVIDIA is one of them, and launched Shield TV in 2015. Today, NVIDIA has updated Shield TV a few ten versions, also assumed a posture to be Sike in the end.
However, according to the feedback of relevant netizens on Weibo recently , the NVIDIA Shield national server game store has ceased operations without any official announcement, including Nintendo’s five first-party games, and all the games that have landed on NSH. When you open it, it shows “The content you need is offline”. Fortunately, the online verification of purchased games has not been closed, which means that players who have already purchased games do not need to worry about the games they have paid for becoming “rented” for the time being.
Way back in 2017, NVIDIA and iQIYI cooperation would Shield TV to the domestic market. In terms of hardware, it uses the same NVIDIA Tegra X1 chip as the Nintendo Switch, with 256 NVIDIA Maxwell GPU cores, and 4 Crotex A57 CPUs, but the 1912MHz CPU frequency is much stronger than that on the Switch, and its floating-point computing capabilities are more powerful. It is 1 Teraflops. But in terms of performance at the time, the performance of Shield TV is still not comparable to Sony PS4 Pro and Microsoft Xbox One X.
Of course, NVIDIA Shield TV is not a conventional game console. According to the information released by NVIDIA and iQiyi, it is an “ideal living room entertainment equipment for players.” But it is precisely this positioning that also laid the groundwork for the ending of Shield TV today. When Shield TV landed in the domestic market, it actually caused a lot of waves among the gamers, because NVIDIA and Nintendo reached a cooperation to bring the national version of NVIDIA Shield TV, such as “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess”. “, “Super Mario Galaxy”, “Super Mario Bros.” and other 4 Nintendo first-party games.
Nintendo’s first-party game appeared on a third-party console for the first time, which undoubtedly became the biggest gimmick of the National Bank’s Shield TV. Even NVIDIA mentioned the picture quality of these games to 1080P, and the UI, key position prompts, handle vibration feedback and other details are also adapted according to the characteristics of the Shield, plus a high-quality simplified Chinese interface. It also makes it attractive at this time node in 2017.
In fact, it is also obvious from the addition of Nintendo games that NVIDIA positions Shield TV as a living room entertainment device for light gamers. In addition to games, you can use it to watch movies or chase dramas. Therefore, Shield TV natively supports 4K HDR video playback, and has the function of iQiyi TV fruit , with AirPlay and DLNA projection functions. In fact, Shield TV is more like a product between a traditional game console and a TV box, but its performance is far from that of a game console.
Although NVIDIA provides GameStream streaming technology for Shield TV, using GeForce Experience can stream content on the PC to the TV, in an attempt to enrich the Shield TV with a more powerful PC and more games on the PC side. From this point of view, NVIDIA is actually positioning the Shield TV as an optional configuration for N card users. Although the idea is good, in fact, the positioning of “accessories” directly affects the position of Shield TV within NVIDIA. And after the GeForce Experience was updated to version 3.22, the streaming function of Shield TV appeared BUG, forcing players not to upgrade. More deadly, do PC players really need living room entertainment?
What’s more, the price of 1499 yuan also makes Shield TV a bit tasteless. Especially under the strategy of console game manufacturers selling machines at a loss and then earning money through game royalties, the price of game consoles is actually not expensive. This also leads to players who are really interested in games in the living room, they only need to spend one-third more than the price of Shield TV, they can start the game console, and can also play more exclusive games.
From the perspective of the TV box, Shield TV is undoubtedly too expensive. Even in 2017, the price of Android TV boxes such as Xiaomi boxes and Huawei boxes is generally around 400 yuan, which is nearly 4 times more expensive than the former. Even with the content blessing of iQiyi, the Shield TV is obviously not outstanding in terms of cost performance .
In short, if it is simply used for traditional living room entertainment such as watching movies and TV shows, the price of NVIDIA Shield TV is too high. The native 4K HDR is beautiful, but the lack of content resources makes this function almost useless. And even with the blessing of Nintendo’s first-party games that are suitable for all ages, the price is also not cheap for light players and non-player groups.
If Shield TV is used as a game console or streaming tool in the living room, the performance and game lineup gap between it and traditional game consoles is too big. Streaming has high requirements for the network environment and PC performance. As for the experience of Android games, it can only be said that the experience can be described as hard to say without a developer’s special adaptation to the game.
So it’s no wonder that many users describe the national version of NVIDIA Shield TV with the tasteless tastelessness of abandoning it. It has neither pleased gamers, but also discouraged more consumers. Today, NVIDIA Shield TV has already been removed from JD.com, and the cumulative evaluation of its entire career is only more than 10,000. For comparison, the Japanese version of PS5 with a price of 4699 yuan now has tens of thousands of evaluations.
With such a small user scale, NVIDIA is not willing to continue to operate the game store in the domestic market. After all, with the more advanced cloud game GeForce Now, Shield TV, which represents NVIDIA’s exploration of streaming technology, has become a tasteless one even in its system.
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