Nvidia Lowers Price of Shield Handheld Console to $299

Paul Lilly

You asked and Nvidia listened

Good news, gamers. Nvidia has decided to slash $50 off the price of its upcoming Shield handheld gaming device , thus giving it a new MSRP of $299 (down from $349 previously). For those of you who already pre-ordered a Shield, you don't have to go pound sand. Nvidia says that you, too, will be charged the new price when the product ships.

"It's time for one more change. We've heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we'd have a home run. So we're changing the priceo Shield to $299," Nvdiia stated in a blog post .

Shield, if you somehow missed all the hoopla, is an open platform gaming handheld running Android. It has an Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core mobile processor, 2GB of RAM, 5-inch 720p multi-touch display, stereo speakers, 16GB of internal storage, mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0 port, microSD support, and a few other odds and ends.

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