NVIDIA Lowers Price Of SHIELD To $299 In Response To Gamer Feedback

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Great news for gamers who love saving money: NVIDIA's SHIELD handheld gaming machine now has a new, lower price. It's actually the second instance in as many days where a major gaming company has reversed course (or at least made a change) based strictly on user feedback. Shortly after Microsoft decided against its DRM polocies with the Xbox One, NVIDIA has decided to reduce the asking price for SHIELD to $299.

The 5-inch, handheld gaming machine -- which debuted at CES this year -- will start shipping on June 27th. 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.

NVIDIA states that it "heard" it'd have a home run if SHIELD were priced at $299, so it's doing it. Now, you getting one?
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Sadly no, I liked the idea initially, but since I won't be able to use the streaming function on my 7970, and I don't want to get an nVidia GFX, it sort of killed it for me, that and the fact that it will only run Android games that imho looks horrible compared to better optimized PSvita games. Those two reasons I got a Vita, and plan to do some Remote play fiddling in the near future.

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Mattos replied on Fri, Jun 28 2013 2:57 AM

Probably won't be getting this. Not really a fan of handheld games but I do think this is great news for everyone that was interested in this.

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