There’s good news if you’ve been holding off on buying a Steam Deck. Valve’s excellent handheld gaming system is on sale for the first time, just over a year after the company began marketing the device. The Steam Deck price is down 10 percent.
The 64GB model is currently $359.10 ($40 off). The 256 GB variant is down from $529 to $476.10. The 512GB Steam Deck, which has a screen with anti-glare glass and the fastest storage of the bunch, is $65 off to $584.10. As it is, your Deck should take 1-2 weeks to arrive. The discount will apply in all regions where the Deck ships until 1 pm ET on March 23, when the Steam Spring Sale just started ends.
There are currently discounts on hundreds of games, so you’re sure to find plenty to play on your shiny new Steam Deck. Offers include red dead redemption 2 (67 percent discount), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (70 percent discount), Marvel’s Midnight Suns (50 percent discount) and NBA 2K23 (75 percent discount). They’re all in the top 100 most played games on the Steam Deck to date, but Valve has verified that thousands of titles will work just fine on the portable PC (keep an eye out for the green and yellow checkmarks in the Steam store).
Valve, which has been constantly updating the Steam Deck for the past year, has added another feature. Now it will be easier to change the startup video that is played when you start the system. Valve has created 20 launcher videos that you can purchase in the Steam Points Shop, but you can easily find other custom launcher clips elsewhere.
In the meantime, in case you’re worried that the Steam Deck will soon be outdated, there probably won’t be a much more powerful second-gen model anytime soon. While Valve could continue to iterate on the system, “a true next-gen Deck with a significant increase in power wouldn’t be for a few years,” designer Lawrence Yang said. stone paper shotgun earlier this month.