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Steam Hardware Pre-Orders Off To A Good Start With 35% Units Sold

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Less than a week after opening up for pre-orders of the first Steam Hardware, 35% of the units have already been sold. This according to an email sent to the press, including VG247 and PC Gamer, who were early to report on the story.


Alienware vs. Syber. Which one will you get?

This is of course not saying much, given that we don't know the number of units available for pre-order. Early adopters will get their units starting 16th October, and it seems likely that Valve, in cooperation with Alienware and Syber, is using this incentive to gauge interest for the hardware prior to launch.

There's also no word on how sales are distributed between the units, so we don't know if it's just the cheap Steam Controller and Steam Link that's boosting the sales, or if the third party units are pulling their weight as well. The Alienware and Syber are a bit pricy compared to other current generation consoles, but with a library of well over 1200 games, they might still be very appealing to a console gamer.

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Maquis196 11 June 2015 at 9:41 am UTC
Are we at the point where Kodi/XBMC can easily be integrated on SteamOS? I've not really played with it but would like to use it on a proper box like one of these.
Pecisk 11 June 2015 at 9:48 am UTC
Either way this is very encouraging news. Also knowing that pre-ordering is very limited - even in Europe - it's quite clear that you can multiple interest for SM several times.

This also means this will put vendors more at ease and they will more effort in marketing as November closes in. Despite all Steam Machine hate going around (which is very minor and very loud minority) there's still hype going in community.
Eike 11 June 2015 at 11:21 am UTC
The link to VG247 does not work.
flesk 11 June 2015 at 11:25 am UTC
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Sorry about that. I fixed it now.
mao_dze_dun 11 June 2015 at 12:22 pm UTC
No love for East Europe, as usual. I just want the controller. Couldn't care less about the overpriced Steam Machines or the Link (which is cool but I just don't need it).
nifker 12 June 2015 at 7:14 pm UTC
The Syber looks very interesting.
Liam Dawe 13 June 2015 at 6:40 pm UTC
Think I will be securing my Link and Controller next month, just can't resist especially since I can give my impressions here
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