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Steam Deck back to being the global top seller (by revenue) on Steam

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After a brief stint at number 2 thanks to the popularity of V Rising, the Steam Deck has moved firmly back into place at number 1 on the top sellers list.

Thanks to SteamDB tracking it, we can see that the Steam Deck has been the top seller by revenue for the last 3 weeks. We don't know how many units that is though, since Valve don't allow anyone to see. This means that overall, the Steam Deck has been at least number 1 or number 2 on the global top sellers for around 15 weeks now.

While we don't know the number, we know it's going to be quite high. When you take into account that V Rising hit over 1.5 million sales, Elden Ring still sits in the top-ten and has sold multiple million and…you get the idea. While the Steam Deck costs a lot more, it still means it has sold quite a lot. So the Steam Deck is very much a big success for Valve overall.

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It quickly became my own number 1 way to play games. The convenience of it is just simply amazing. I fully expect it to continue flicking between number 1 and 2 for another year yet, which will depend on what big releases appear on Steam to push it down momentarily.

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Zlopez Jun 20, 2022
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I registered for mine on third day after the pre-orders were open and didn't get the e-mail yet. I still see Q2 in my steam profile, so there is still hope :-)
jordicoma Jun 20, 2022
I registered after one or two weeks after the initial date and I have Q3+.
I'm start to worry that when I get one its to obsolete. This chip it's zen2, and amd already has zen3+, and before the end of the year will (probably) have zen4+rdna3 in one chip that surely will be more eficient and powerful.
When steam deck was anuncied it had top of the line technology. Now is starting to be some competition.
But at least steamdeck has linux than the others doesn't have, that gives (for me) a big plus on value.
And its not fair comparing the revenue from steamdeck or a game (even AAA), the steamdeck cost 10x more.
WorMzy Jun 20, 2022
I registered for my 512GB version on the day registrations opened, and Steam is still estimating July-September as my availability date.
Blender-sama Jun 20, 2022
I got mine today. Well... I am at work and the Deck was delivered meaning I have to wait another ~ five hours to finally get it into my hands.
const Jun 20, 2022
Quoting: jordicomaI registered after one or two weeks after the initial date and I have Q3+.
I'm start to worry that when I get one its to obsolete. This chip it's zen2, and amd already has zen3+, and before the end of the year will (probably) have zen4+rdna3 in one chip that surely will be more eficient and powerful.
When steam deck was anuncied it had top of the line technology. Now is starting to be some competition.
But at least steamdeck has linux than the others doesn't have, that gives (for me) a big plus on value.
And its not fair comparing the revenue from steamdeck or a game (even AAA), the steamdeck cost 10x more.

It's not a desktop machine, not even a couch console but a portable device and plenty powerful at that. Also, the GPU will still be very very up-to-date technology. I can see myself using this machine for years to come.
It's not only the cpu and gpu that counts, this thing is a whopping package.
itscalledreality Jun 20, 2022
Is it really fair that they mix $500+ hardware sales with software sales and then compare?

This is meaningless. The Valve Index is listed as a top seller but it also costs $1000. Of course it’s bringing in money.
denyasis Jun 20, 2022
Quoting: itscalledrealityIs it really fair that they mix $500+ hardware sales with software sales and then compare?

This is meaningless. The Valve Index is listed as a top seller but it also costs $1000. Of course it’s bringing in money.

Well let's see. V Rising is 1.5M sales per This article. It's 20$ on steam. The Deck on the top sellers list is 400$ (steam page, top sellers, #7 . So that's 20:1 for the same revenue.

So that's 75,000 Decks for the same revenue. Of course, I'm missing the time frame (all time sales, weekly, etc).

That also assumes some integrity of Valve's numbers with their own product (and any comparison numbers released too). It's their store, they could just be "promoting" it to the top 10, although I find that unlikely at this point.
CyborgZeta Jun 20, 2022
I just got my Steam Deck email today and finalized my purchase. Looking forward to opening it up and replacing the eMMC with an SSD, as well as trying out games on it.
sobkas Jun 20, 2022
After reservation it showed "After Q2", but sometime in between, it changed into "After Q3 (October 2022 or later)".
I didn't get any mail or info about this change, good job Valve.
Purple Library Guy Jun 21, 2022
Frankly, if the Deck got dropped to #2 briefly, and there are still people who ordered very early who are showing Q3 or so for their expected date, that suggests to me that they're having trouble scaling up the manufacturing.
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