The Shield, Nvidia’s take on an Android gaming handheld will be available for purchase on June 27th at a discounted rate of $299; $50 less than what originally was quoted by the graphics card manufacturer.
In a statement, Nvidia said that the price drop was entirely due to customer feedback who after experiencing the device at events like PAX East and E3 asked for a price reduction.
“We’ve heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we’d have a home run,” said Nvidia. “So we’re changing the price of Shield to $299.”
Following this announcement all existing pre-orders will be reduced to the new price as well.
Revealed in CES earlier this year, the Shield boasts a 720p resolution, 5-inch display and a capable gamepad that seems to have been inspired by the Xbox 360’s controller. Actually, users of that will have no problems adjusting to the Shield; which actually looks like a screen sitting on top of a 360 controller.
The device is capable of playing android games and wirelessly streaming PC games from another computer.
Nvidia Shield launches on June 27th. Are you planning on purchasing one for yourself? Let us know below.