Originally announced to be $349 at retail, after supposedly hearing that $299 would be the "home run" price, NVIDIA is cutting off fifty bucks to meet that exact price.
And with that announcement also comes a release date - June 27th. SHIELD will release in one week at the new price of $299. Those who have already pre-ordered the device at the original price will see an automatic reduction, so no worries there. After yesterday's Microsoft announcement, this has been a good week for gamers getting their voices heard.