SPECS, PRICE, AND PRE-ORDER NEWS FOR THE STEAM DECK ARE NOW AVAILABLE:
The Steam Deck has been officially introduced by VALVE, and players can now reserve one of the new handhelds.
Valve decided to display their new handheld gaming console, the Steam Deck, this week, ahead of the first chance to reserve one, giving the Nintendo Switch a new handheld competition.
On Friday, July 16, gamers who want to acquire one so they can enjoy their Steam Digital Library on the move will have their first chance.
This is the time when Steam allows gamers to reserve a console by paying $5. This must be done using a Steam account with a purchase history.
The Steam Deck reserves will open on July 16 at 6 p.m. BST, according to the latest Valve update.
With various distinct models available, gamers should expect a lot of interest when the first pre-order options go online.
The cheapest Steam Deck costs $399.00 and includes a carrying case as well as 64GB of storage.
The most costly Deck is $649.00, and it includes a 512GB NVMe SSD, an Exclusive carrying case, a Steam Community profile bundle, and a virtual keyboard theme.
Other reasons for Valve’s request that players reserve a console before purchasing one may be found in the Steam Deck FAQ, which reveals:
“The major reason for reservations is to ensure that clients receive an organized and fair ordering process when Steam Deck inventory becomes available.
“The extra cost gives us a clearer signal of willingness to buy, which gives us better data to balance our supply chain, inventories, and regional distribution in the lead up to launch.
“We’re aware of potential unauthorized resellers, so for the first 48 hours of reservation availability, we’ve imposed a condition that the reserver has made a purchase on Steam before to June 2021 as an additional protection to ensure a fair ordering process.
“When you make a reservation, you will be added to a waiting list. When inventory becomes available, you will be notified via email in the sequence in which your bookings were placed.
“By December 2021, we plan to begin distributing order invitations. We will make every attempt to convert all reservations into orders, but availability cannot be guaranteed.”
The official specs list will be vital for people interested in purchasing one of the new handheld gaming machines, especially those who intend to use it as one. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”