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Valve's partner Komodo has announced they've teamed up with Acer, as they're bringing the Steam Deck to retail stores in Asia.

This initial extra partnership focuses on Hong Kong and Taiwan with both the Steam Deck and Valve's official Docking Station hitting stores tomorrow, March 17th. They also said the Steam Deck will be available to demo at these stores too, so potential buyers can get a proper look. Here's the locations opening up for Steam Deck purchases:

PREDATOR Proshops in Hong Kong:

  • Golden Computer Centre Shop.
  • K11 MUSEA Shop.

Acer Retail Store in Taiwan:

  • Guang Hua Digital Plaza.
  • Taoyuan NOVA.
  • Zhongli NOVA.
  • Taichung NOVA.
  • Hsinchu NOVA.
  • Tainan Rainbow.

At some point in the future, Komodo will also be expanding this retail launch into Japan and South Korea. No other details on timing for that was given though.

From the press release:

“We are excited to work with Acer Gaming to continue toward our goal of delivering Steam Deck to the widest range of customers,” said Ricky Uy, CEO of Komodo.

“Acer Gaming cooperates with popular game industry brands to create a complete gaming life experience from offline to online," said Ting-Yang Hsu, General Manager of Acer Gaming. “Through this collaboration with Komodo, we are demonstrating the importance Acer Gaming places on the gaming market.”


Could be a very nice boost for Steam Deck numbers! As I keep saying: we need more people buying it and playing on it, to have more game developers care and support it. Having more game devs optimise directly for it would be great. We still need Valve to expand into other regions too, hopefully they will have more to announce this year.

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Eike Mar 16, 2023
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Steam Deck in brick stores, that's something that nobody else has got, right?
Koopacabras Mar 16, 2023
Quoting: EikeSteam Deck in brick stores, that's something that nobody else has got, right?
are you saying that the Deck is a paperweight :P
Purple Library Guy Mar 16, 2023
Been about a year now . . . I wonder if we'll ever get to see any sales figures. How's the Linux percentage looking on Steam these days?
Eike Mar 16, 2023
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Quoting: Purple Library GuyBeen about a year now . . . I wonder if we'll ever get to see any sales figures. How's the Linux percentage looking on Steam these days?

-0.11% last month. Is a million Steam Decks or two not enough to compensate for Steam's growth?!?
mr-victory Mar 16, 2023
Steam Deck, a GNU/Linux device in brick stores. The day has arrived.
Pengling Mar 16, 2023
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This is what I like to see! I hope that this extends to all regions where the Steam Deck is available, before too long.
Purple Library Guy Mar 16, 2023
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: Purple Library GuyBeen about a year now . . . I wonder if we'll ever get to see any sales figures. How's the Linux percentage looking on Steam these days?

-0.11% last month. Is a million Steam Decks or two not enough to compensate for Steam's growth?!?
The Survey is very weird.
CatKiller Mar 16, 2023
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Quoting: Eike-0.11% last month. Is a million Steam Decks or two not enough to compensate for Steam's growth?!?

Linux Steam is growing marginally faster than Steam as a whole (check Liam's trend line), but the data is just a sample rather than a continuous measurement of the whole so the data is noisy. In particular, samples with a higher proportion of respondents in China (where Linux usage is essentially non-existent) than respondents in Europe or the USA (where Linux usage is in the low single digits) will show the Linux share dropping, even if Linux is growing overall.
Purple Library Guy Mar 16, 2023
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Quoting: Eike-0.11% last month. Is a million Steam Decks or two not enough to compensate for Steam's growth?!?

Linux Steam is growing marginally faster than Steam as a whole (check Liam's trend line), but the data is just a sample rather than a continuous measurement of the whole so the data is noisy. In particular, samples with a higher proportion of respondents in China (where Linux usage is essentially non-existent) than respondents in Europe or the USA (where Linux usage is in the low single digits) will show the Linux share dropping, even if Linux is growing overall.
Yeah . . . but I was really expecting, given the apparent success of the Steam Deck, that it would kind of swamp all that variability.
elmapul Mar 17, 2023
valve did an partnership with komodo.
komodo did an partnership with acer...
whats next? acer will do an partnership with another company? partnerception?
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