In a post on their official blog, Nvidia has announced that they are changing the price of the SHIELD from the originally stated $349 to $299. It seems that a lot of folks felt that the $299 price point was the sweet spot for the Andriod device and Nvidia agrees.
Nvidia also officially announced today that the SHIELD will become available on June 27th of this month and that anyone who pre-ordered the device will only be charged the $299 price.
The post states;
So we're changing the price of SHIELD to $299.
If you've already pre-ordered SHIELD, you'll be charged the new, lower price. You will only be charged $299 when the product ships.
We want to get SHIELD into the hands of as many gamers as possible.
That's because we think they'll have the same reaction to it as thousands of gamers already have: joy.
A price drop is always good news for gamers, so anyone who ordered a SHIELD, or is planning on getting one, should be pleased by this news.