Valve’s portable gaming device, the Steam Deck, came out just over a year ago. The company is celebrating the occasion with a big sale.
For the first time since its launch, the Steam Deck was on sale, receiving a 10% discount on Thursdays. This brings the price down to $359 for the 64GB version, $476 for the 256GB and $584 for the 512GB. The sale on the handheld console will continue until the end of the Steam Spring Sale on March 23.
Here’s how the prices land for each model during this sale:
- 64GB eMMC model: $359 (save $40)
- 256GB NVMe SSD model: $476 (save $53)
- 512GB NVMe SSD model: $584 (save $65).
And you can also expand storage with a microSD card (sold separately).
Along with the discount, Valve added a new feature to the Steam Deck on Thursday. The latest update will allow users to create their own or use already made boot movies for when the system boots.
Valve first unveiled its Steam Deck in July 2021. It set the stage for truly portable PC gaming, similar to what the Nintendo Switch did for console gaming. High demand for the Steam Deck, in addition to a two months delayled to pre-orders spaced throughout 2022, with the first units shipping to customers on February 28.
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Since its initial release, Valve has said there will be next generation of Steam Deck, although no timeline has been confirmed. The owners of Steam Deck found out plenty of uses for the devicefrom copying old consoles to playing Xbox games via the cloud.