If you have yet to pick up an Android TV device or are simply looking for an upgrade, then the NVIDIA SHIELD is easily the best option to go for. While the current selection of Android TV hardware is a little limited, the NVIDIA SHIELD does showcase the possibilities that are on offer with Android TV. Coming equipped with the standard Android TV experience you will find on the likes of the Nexus Player or Forge TV, the SHIELD goes above and beyond the other options to provide a seriously good home entertainment option with an emphasis on gaming, exclusive content, 4K capabilities, and more. So with the value on offer with the NVIDIA SHIELD, it is always nice when any sort of deal comes down the wire and it seems that if you are based in either the U.S. or the UK, then this is a good week to pick up the NVIDIA SHIELD.
If you are based in the U.S., then you can currently pick up the NVIDIA SHIELD for as little as $179.99. This is for the 16GB model which comes with one NVIDIA Controller (gamepad). As a rule, the SHIELD does not come with a remote control including in the price and instead you do have to purchase the remote control at an additional $49.99 price. However, you can currently pick up the bundle version for $225 which does include both the NVIDIA Controller and the NVIDIA Remote. If you are after a greater level of storage, then the NVIDIA SHIELD Pro which comes sporting 500GB is also discounted and is currently available for only $249.99. While the Pro bundle version (with remote) is currently available at $295. So regardless of your storage or controller needs, if you are based in the U.S., then this is a good week to pick up an NVIDIA SHIELD.
Likewise, if you are in the UK, then there is quite a good deal going on there as well. In contrast to the reductions on offer in the U.S., the UK side of NVIDIA is currently running a multiplayer promotion. Which basically means you can pick up two NVIDIA Controllers for free when purchasing a SHIELD. Of course, one comes as standard with any purchase, so in reality, this is more of an ‘get an additional controller for free’ promotion. That said, for those looking to make use of some of the more recent NVIDIA SHIELD exclusive games which offer multiplayer support, then this is a nice deal to go for. In terms of the prices, the standard 16GB model with two controllers will currently cost you £149.99. While the 500GB Pro model with two controllers is available for £219.99. You can also grab the SHIELD at the same price through Amazon and Game in the UK, although neither website is listing the additional controller as part of the package. So for those specifically looking for the additional controller, you would be advised to head over and buy directly from NVIDIA and you have until May 1st to do so.