Nvidia’s “Shield” Price-Dropped $50 (CNET.com)

I have to say, I expected this. With an entire PS4 only costing $50 more than the original Nvidia Shield price, they really had to do something to make their handheld gaming device worth such a big price tag. After all, this is an Android powered device  (similar to the OUYA, though hand-held and portable). Hopefully this sets Nvidia up with a more sizeable share of the marketplace as a result.

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With a release date set for June 27, the portable gaming console will now cost $50 less than its original $349 price tag.

Nvidia's Shield will now sell for just $299.

Gamers eyeing Nvidia’s Shield will be able to buy the device on June 27 to the tune of only $299.

Officially unveiling the date and the price drop via a blog on Thursday, Nvidia explained why it cut the cost from $349.

We’ve heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we’d have a home run.

So we’re changing the price of Shield to $299.

If you’ve already pre-ordered Shield , you’ll be charged the new, lower price. You will only be charged $299 when the product ships.

Demoed at CES 2013 in January, the Nvidia Shield is an Android-based portable gaming system that unites the controller and a 5-inch 1,280×720-pixel touch screen into one single package. The Shield can handle all Google Play apps and stream PC games from Nvidia-based computers through a Wi-Fi connection.

Original CNET Article

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