Nvidia's Shield Gets a Price Cut

June 20, 2013 -

Nvidia announced today that it will cut the price of its portable gaming device Shield. After "listening to gamers," the company said that it would slash the price of the device from $349 to $299. Customers who have already pre-ordered a unit will pay the new, lower price. Shield is set for release on June 27.

Nvidia said today on its blog: "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.

"We want to get Shield into the hands of as many gamers as possible," Nvidia added.

Shield is powered by an Android Tegra 4 processor, offers a five-inch retina-display touch screen and can play full games directly from a PC that has a GeForce GTX 650 or higher graphics card.

Last month, Nvidia released a Shield video providing an overview of the hardware's form factor, as well as details on pre-loaded games and pre-order information.

Source: C&VG

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Re: Nvidia's Shield Gets a Price Cut

I am still trying to figure out why anybody would go through the process of making a gaming PC and then tethering an inferior device to it for remote play for $300 when said device is kind of useless on its own. I understand freeing up a TV by going remote play with a PS Vita, but I doubt that you will not suffer performance issues by freeing up a computer for people to use while you run a game in the background and basically stream it to handheld device.

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Re: Nvidia's Shield Gets a Price Cut

Am I the only one worried about all these Android consoles not having the ability to use the same stores?  Shield seems like a neat idea though.  I need to see how well it works first.  Ouya has still soured me on Android as a full fledged gaming platform.  The win with this is the ability stream PC games to it, but like I said, I have to see it in action first.  And $299 is a much better price point.

 
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