Not exactly a big surprise given the price but the Steam Deck has managed to stay at number 1 of the Steam Weekly Global Top Sellers list.

This is sorted by revenue, not by the amount of units sold. Sadly, we don't know how exactly many units that is since Valve don't actually give out direct numbers like that, so for now this is the best indicator we have of its performance. It has managed to do so for 4 consecutive weeks now too! Not only that, it's been in the top 5 for 9 weeks.

It's such a stark contrast the Steam Machines, which you can read some history on in my previous editorial.

As mentioned previously when the Steam Deck initially jumped to 1st place, it's going up against some multi-million sellers like Elden Ring so all things considered — it's a thoroughly good showing for Valve's newest entry into the hardware market and it continues to be the most important thing in years for Linux Gaming.

Also, today, according to SteamDB the Steam Deck has hit 2,666 games set as Verified or Playable. Some recent Verified titles include: Serial Cleaner, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, Owlboy, Wave Break and Escape Simulator.

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Solitary 6 days ago
Well, if it's sorted by revenue then that makes sense. This way it will stay #1 for a while too, as the production is getting bigger, there are customers already actually waiting for it and the price is comparably ~10x higher then other products (games).
sigz 6 days ago
How many units have been sold from first wave ?
Quoting: sigzHow many units have been sold from first wave ?
Nobody knows. "Enough to make the Steam Deck the #1 seller on Steam for 4 weeks running" is all the information we have.
Liam Dawe 6 days ago
Quoting: sigzHow many units have been sold from first wave ?
Do people just not read? The article very clear says we have no idea.
Lofty 6 days ago
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: sigzHow many units have been sold from first wave ?
Do people just not read?

Gamingonlinux; Circa 2009 - 2022

That's a whole 13 years of 'No' being the relevant answer, impressive.
TheRiddick 5 days ago
Not bad for a very limited launch product that is ONLY available to CA/UK/USA residence (likely for a good 2 years).

I'm in Australia, might as well wait for Steam Deck 2....
Solitary 5 days ago
Quoting: TheRiddickNot bad for a very limited launch product that is ONLY available to CA/UK/USA residence (likely for a good 2 years).

I'm in Australia, might as well wait for Steam Deck 2....

You are forgetting entire EU, nearly 500M people. So... not so limited launch.
TheRiddick 5 days ago
Quoting: SolitaryYou are forgetting entire EU, nearly 500M people. So... not so limited launch.

If it don't include Australia and New Zealand then its very limited afaic. :p
Solitary 5 days ago
Quoting: TheRiddick
Quoting: SolitaryYou are forgetting entire EU, nearly 500M people. So... not so limited launch.

If it don't include Australia and New Zealand then its very limited afaic. :p

Stop making up places, next time you will try to convince me that Japan is also real and not just place from anime.
Mohandevir 5 days ago
I don't know how reliable it is, but just for the fun of having an approximation... It seems Elden Ring sold 13million copies in its first month...

13 million x 60$ / 649$ (Steam deck 512gb price, being conservative) = Over 1.201 million units...

In its first month? And it did better than Elden Ring? Did I miss something? If I'm not too far from the mark, the sales figure are pretty good.

Source:
https://www.pcgamer.com/elden-ring-sold-over-13m-copies-in-its-first-month/


Last edited by Mohandevir on 11 May 2022 at 12:53 pm UTC
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