Valve is celebrating the first year of the Steam Deck’s official availability with the first-ever official sale of the hardware. Those looking to buy Valve’s wearable hardware can do so get a unit for 10 percent off until March 23rd as part of Steam’s regular Spring Software Sale.
In the US, this means the following discounts for the various Steam deck configurations:
- 64GB eMMC:
- 256GB NVMe:
$529.00up to $476.10
- 512GB NVMe:
$649.00up to $584.10
Even a temporary drop in price would have been hard to imagine for the Steam deck a few months ago, when the hardware was still enjoying a month-long run at the top of Steam’s top sellers list and Valve was still struggling to fill launch-day pre-orders punctual. However, Steam deck units have been available without pre-order since October and are now scheduled to ship one to two weeks after ordering.
While this might just be a sign of improvements in long-standing problems in the hardware supply chain, it is the case with Steam Deck hardware
fell a bit down the Steam sales charts
in recent weeks. And you can compare the Steam Deck’s retail price to the Nintendo Switch, which has yet to see an official price drop in its six-year history (although retailer-specific Black Friday-style deals include bundled games and Switch Online subscriptions for the standard MSRP).
If you’re worried about investing in the first Steam deck just before launching a souped-up version 2, fret not. Valve recently hinted that a more powerful Steam deck successor is “a few years” away (although a more perfunctory cosmetic refresh could potentially come sooner).
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