It looks like NVIDIA is trying to further tempt those who have been considering picking up a SHIELD game system. For Black Friday, or more specifically, for the Black Friday weekend, NVIDIA has lowered the price and is also including a few extras. And just to clarify the weekend timeframe, the Black Friday SHIELD offer will come to a close at 11:59 PST on December 2nd, 2013.
That being said, NVIDIA has cut $50 off the purchase price, which means the console can be picked up for $249.99. Along with that, those making the purchase will get a free SHIELD carrying case, said to be a $40 value, free shipping and two free games. The games include Sonic 4 Episode II THD and Expendable: Rearmed. This specific offer is available direct from NVIDIA.
In addition, the SHIELD is available by way of several third-party retailers including Gamestop, Best Buy and Amazon. Though, any specials will vary by retailer. One example is Gamestop, who are not offering the SHIELD with the case. Gamestop does include a $25 Google Play gift card though. Best Buy on the other hand, does appear to be including the case.
Simply put, if you are shopping for the SHIELD and looking towards third-party retailers, you may want to double check what is included with the offer. That all being said, we have spent quite a bit of time with the SHIELD since it was originally released and because of that we have some hands-on coverage as well as a full review. Not to mention, some additional coverage which can be found in the Story Timeline below, or in the full NVIDIA SHIELD hub.