After months of waiting, NVIDIA finally gives us SHIELD information we’ve been waiting for: a release date. It’s slated to drop on June 27th, and it’s expected that it will become available in e-tailers all over, as well as select retailers. Even before its launch, the device has won a considerable number of awards and praise – NVIDIA even decided at one point to pull the pre-order date ahead, caving into the buzz.
In addition to the release date, NVIDIA also added a “final touch” that’s going to be appreciated by many: a lower price. Last month, SHIELD was announced to cost $349, but the Web was vocal enough to get NVIDIA’s attention, stating that $299 would be a much more comfortable price-point. The company listened.
Last week, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford took us on a tour of his company and home, and also demonstrated how cool SHIELD is, and how well it works. I’m really intrigued to see if the device’s PC back-and-forth works as good as is seen in the video, because it looks to be a huge feature for gamers who might just want to chill out on a couch rather than sit at the PC.
NVIDIA SHIELD Specifications (as told by NVIDIA)
At its new price-point, will you be picking SHIELD up?