Valve's partner Komodo has announced that they're expanding the Steam Deck retail presence into South Korea on June 1st. They'll be doing this through Electromart through a partnership with SHINSEGAE I&C, the leading retail tech company of SHINSEGAE, the largest retail group in South Korea. This will include the Steam Deck and the Docking Station at all of the Electromart stores nationwide.
From the press release:
Ricky Uy, CEO of KOMODO, said:
“We continue working towards our goal of bringing Steam Deck to as many customers as possible, and we are very pleased to be working with SHINSEGAE I&C to launch retail sales in South Korea. We also plan to offer more Steam Deck trial opportunities in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.”
Joon Jung, Vice president of SHINSEGAE I&C, said:
“Based on our solid distribution channels and know-how, SHINSEGAE I&C is continuously expanding its business portfolio in the gaming sector, from gaming device distribution to game IP and publishing. We look forward to working with KOMODO to introduce Steam Deck to a wider range of Korean gamers through SHINSEGAE I&C’s various retail stores.”
Komodo also stated they have plans for plenty more promotions and events to come but not hints as to what.