Nvidia reduces Shield price by $50 one week prior to release

"We've heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we'd have a home run."

Last month Nvidia announced that Shield, its Android-based handheld device that can stream PC games, would launch at $349. People complained that that was too high for something that looks like a five inch screen stuck to a third-party Xbox controller, so Nvidia has officially dropped the price down to $299 one week prior to its North American launch on 27th June.

"We've heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we'd have a home run," read a blog post on Nvidia's official site. "So we're changing the price of Shield to $299."

Those who pre-ordered will only be charged $299 when the platform ships.

No European release date or price has been announced.

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