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Submitted by ogwilson 387d ago | news

NVIDIA SHIELD gets price drop, release date set for June 27th

Quentyn Kennemer writes: "We’d heard the NVIDIA would be targeting a late June launch for its SHIELD gaming handheld, and we’re happy to say that NVIDIA kept its promise — the company has confirmed that SHIELD’s release date is set for Thursday, June 27th!

The good news train doesn’t stop rolling there, though. NVIDIA has also settled on the final price for the device, as the SHIELD has been dropped to a cool $299." (Android, Mobile, Tech)

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overlordror  +   387d ago
Still seems kind of expensive for a handheld that can't really be taken anywhere if you want to do serious gaming.
MooseWI  +   387d ago
Very. I'd much rather get a 3DS or a PS Vita.
ABizzel1  +   387d ago
It's a better deal now, but I still think it's going to fail, however, it goes to show that the PS Vita and the 3DS really need a price drop considering all the advantages SHIELD has yet $50 more than the PS Vita, and $130/$80 more than 3DS and blows them both out of the water technically speaking.
ginsunuva  +   387d ago
Until Geforce GRID is released next year.
hellvaguy  +   387d ago
@overlordor

I was with you on the expensive part, but then you totally lost me on the "cant be taken anywhere".

It's a handheld, so not following you there at all. I thought that was the whole point of it. I mean the thing does have full access to the android market and whatever games are on nvidia's lineup.
vitullo31  +   387d ago
this thing is actually coming out? LOL
Software_Lover  +   387d ago
Man, everyone backtracking lately.
hellvaguy  +   387d ago
Backtracking a negative, the glass is half empty view, imo.

Some might say, they listen to what the market is telling them from pre-orders. And why wouldn't you do that, if it was your business?
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mushroomwig  +   387d ago
A price drop before it's even released is never a good sign.
Software_Lover  +   387d ago
I have an AMD GPU, so the thing would not work for me as is.
hellvaguy  +   387d ago
Completely irrelevant unless your AMD is portable. Steaming games from your pc is one side, minor feature and isn't required to play android games or nvidia ones.
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PiperMCFierceson  +   387d ago
My birthday!!
Psychotica  +   387d ago
I would be interested if it could stream all my PC games but the last time I heard it was only select PC games.
ginsunuva  +   387d ago
No, not select games, but select GPUs.

I'm pretty sure it can stream every game you own.
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azshorty2003  +   387d ago
I thought that was gong to be the original price. That's after a price drop?!

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