NVIDIA's gamepad-shaped love letter to mobile gaming, the Shield Tegra 4-based console, is about to become better and cheaper. For starters, a price cut will trim the Shield's price down to $199, which is definitely more palatable than the $250 to $300 which the device used to sell for. While NVIDIA hasn't explained its motives, it's not unreasonable to assume that a successor to the console is being primed for release in the coming months and inventory must be cleared. Or maybe the company just wants to sell some more Shields. Regardless, the newly discounted device will be getting Android 4.4 KitKat soon, with Google's Immersive Mode to make better use of the 5-inch 720p IPS display, and further NVIDIA goodies. For what we know, a new version of TegraZone with refreshed interface and news feed to cover the latest games is coming along.
It looks like NVIDIA has kept busy lately. So, are you getting a Shield at the new price?
source: NVIDIA via Android Central