Originally Posted by Seeing Red
This thing must pump out a lot of EMI to require an additional shield over the aluminum heatsink. Maybe they are worrying about people getting noise in their receivers when they stick this console next to it.
It's probably going to be used as a marketing tool to tell people that their device is safe to use due to low EMI. Then again, there are people who are allergic to EMI but the cables might be another issue then as well as the WiFi adapter.
Other thing I could think of is the durability of the SoC itself. That the shield is used to protect it from external radiation.