NVIDIA Shield gets a pre-release price cut

About a month ago, the final launch details for the NVIDIA Shield started falling into place. We saw pre-orders for the Android portable gaming console open one month ago today, and those of you who got your orders in have been waiting for Shield to begin shipping this month. With this first Tegra 4 device just about to drop, NVIDIA has gone ahead and sweetened the deal already, announcing a pre-release price cut on Shield.

We started out with Shield going for just about $350. This morning, however, NVIDIA has announced a $50 price reduction, bringing its tag down to nearly $300. NVIDIA isn’t about to make enemies of all its early adopters who already pre-ordered Shield, so even if you committed to buying one before this price cut was announced, you’re still going to get the discount.

Shield, with its five-inch screen and console-quality controls, finally becomes available in one week, on June 27. What do you think, does this $50 savings make you any more likely to take a chance on Shield, or would you rather save your money and put it towards the purchase of a more general-purpose Android, and largely stick to touchscreen games?

We can’t wait to get our hands on Shield ourselves, and plan to bring you a full review in the coming weeks.

Source: NVIDIA

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