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Steam Deck now the global #1 top seller on Steam

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With the Steam Summer Sale 2023 now in full swing, and with a big discount on the Steam Deck, it has risen back up the Steam charts. It's not a big surprise really, especially the top end model at a 20% discount marking the price down from £569 to £455.20. That's a pretty huge saving on one of the best PC handhelds around.

Looking over the stats today that Valve publishes, globally the Steam Deck has moved from fifth to first place. In the UK all models are currently listed as out of stock too, although they were all in stock yesterday when the sale went live. 

Check stock in your own country here, or on Komodo for certain regions in Asia.

For the UK, this likely stings a little for people who were about to purchase, as the 64GB and 256GB model have been constantly out of stock for some time now. Valve did not reply to my previous email asking about plans for increasing stock on those models in the UK.

Good news for Valve though as it shows how ridiculously popular the Steam Deck remains. Even before the sale, it has been consistently in the Top 5 on the global sales list. The list is by revenue though, not units sold, but when you note that it's up against games that sell multiple hundreds of thousands (and millions at times) — they're shifting a lot for what is still quite a niche device overall.

Did you pick one up? 

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blindcoder Jun 30, 2023
I _want_ to pick one up, but it's _still_ a lot of money for a device I don't really _need_.
hardpenguin Jun 30, 2023
Quoting: blindcoderI _want_ to pick one up, but it's _still_ a lot of money for a device I don't really _need_.
I told myself the same, now I use Steam Deck for at least 30% of my gaming, for some weeks this number jumps to 100%.
Salvatos Jun 30, 2023
Quoting: blindcoderI _want_ to pick one up, but it's _still_ a lot of money for a device I don't really _need_.
Same, I wish I hadn't gotten an SSD for my aging laptop so I could fool myself into considering a Deck as replacement for it. Turns out the old thing can still last me a while :P There's always the next gen I guess!
Tolyak26 Jun 30, 2023
Quoting: blindcoderI _want_ to pick one up, but it's _still_ a lot of money for a device I don't really _need_.
I thought the same thing until I bought the Steam Deck. As a result now most of the time I play on SD and stream games via Moonlight / Sunshine from my PC to Deck

Now on PC I only play Overwatch 2 and do work as Linux sysadmin


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artixbtw Jun 30, 2023
Quoting: blindcoderI _want_ to pick one up, but it's _still_ a lot of money for a device I don't really _need_.
Yep, can relate. It isn't like I ever go outside, but it'd be fun to tinker with and waste time for that one occasion when going outside is mandatory. Wouldn't regret a free one


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Curupira Jun 30, 2023
QuoteCheck stock in your own country here

/Cries in Brazilian
Klaas Jun 30, 2023
Quoting: Curupira/Cries in Brazilian
That can't be much fun – not being able to buy one officially. On top of that is the sale to put salt in the wound.

I know the feeling every time when a certain manufacturer of cast iron cooking and baking products from the US has a sale that includes their fluted cake pan.
Eike Jun 30, 2023
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Quoting: artixbtw
Quoting: blindcoderI _want_ to pick one up, but it's _still_ a lot of money for a device I don't really _need_.
Yep, can relate. It isn't like I ever go outside, but it'd be fun to tinker with and waste time for that one occasion when going outside is mandatory. Wouldn't regret a free one

It's also nice in bed!
You do go to bed, don't you? ;)
Solarwing Jun 30, 2023
I bought Steam Deck last year and I've no desire to buy Asus Rog Ally - even though it's a better console in some ways than Steam Deck But the biggest flaw in it is windows 11. I don't like it and you can't install Linux on it - yet. Besides I'm waiting for Steam Deck 2. When it's released perhaps then my wallet opens up to Valve
usrtrv Jun 30, 2023
Quoting: blindcoderI _want_ to pick one up, but it's _still_ a lot of money for a device I don't really _need_.
How much travel do you do? I mainly use mine on flights, trains, and hotels. I've even gone to a few LAN parties with just a Steam Deck.
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