Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 21, 2014
arrowPress Releases
August 21, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Nvidia cuts Shield price in run-up to launch
Nvidia cuts Shield price in run-up to launch
June 20, 2013 | By Mike Rose

June 20, 2013 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    8 comments
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



Newsbrief: In a week that has seen big-name games companies changing up strategies as a result of public opinion, Nvidia today announced that it has cut the price of its upcoming Shield handheld game system.

The handheld was previously given a $349 price tag, putting it in the same pricing range as the deluxe version of the Nintendo Wii U.

However, Nvidia says that after talking with players, it has decided to chop that price down to $299. Those people who have already pre-ordered the system will receive it for this cut-price too.

The handheld now also has a release date: next week on June 27. You can find more details on the Nvidia blog.


Related Jobs

Infinity Ward / Activision
Infinity Ward / Activision — woodland hills, California, United States
[08.21.14]

Build Engineer-Infinity Ward
Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products — Glendale, California, United States
[08.20.14]

Contract Game Programmer
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Austin, Texas, United States
[08.20.14]

Lead Network Engineer
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[08.20.14]

Animation Programmer










Comments


Alex Boccia
profile image
I'm not really sure what it's good for, but I kind of want one..

Merc Hoffner
profile image
Good move. Still a ways to go.

Jon Pope
profile image
Nice! Still think $299 is a bit too high, especially when you compare it to other portable systems. Even though it's more powerful, I'm guessing that most users wouldn't care about high visual fidelity for portable gaming.

Russ Menapace
profile image
Still $100 too high.

Bob Johnson
profile image
Meh. Nice idea on paper but just can't imagine this thing not being a pain in the arse. I would love to be wrong.

Leon T
profile image
Drop the price another $150 and it might be a hit.

James Yee
profile image
PS Vita still a better value for me. :|

Titi Naburu
profile image
Still US$ 299 too high. (?)


none
 
Comment: