Nvidia Shield release date set for June 27 at a reduced price
The Ouya isn’t the only Android-powered console alternative making its debut next week. Nvidia today confirmed that its Shield portable gaming system (formerly Project Shield) will launch next Thursday, June 27, at a cost of $299. That’s $50 less than the original $349 asking price.
“We’ve heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we’d have a home run,” Nvidia said on its blog. “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.”
Hooray for the pre-order-ers. Saving money is always nice.
Additionally, Nvidia said, “We want to get Shield into the hands of as many gamers as possible. That’s because we think they’ll have the same reaction to it as thousands of gamers already have: joy.”
Anyone planning on buying a Shield next week? Feel free to let us know.
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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