Valve is taking steps against scalpers who are aiming to profit from the Steam Deck with the help of Steam accounts.
Got mine reserved no problems. Put in the cart and was checked out in 5 minutes. Better experience then what I had getting my PS5 or SeriesX consoles.
well thats because its going through them. Sony and Microsoft can't control everyone who sales their products.
Agreed. I wish Sony and Xbox had given first dibs to existing account holders like this. It would’ve been more secure and built a lot of faith within each community, and would lead to more software sales with more consoles directly in gamers hands. Makes almost too much sense.
@kane then maybe Sony and MS should stop being lazy and set up a store themselves to sell them? maybe in collab with retailers that you can pick them up at a physical location or get them send to you. Sony and MS have done (close to) nothing to prevent scalping, a sale is a sale for them it seems no matter who gets it for Sony and MS. They have been selling hardware for years now, and basically the first time Valve does it, they do a better job at it. thats just pathetic and shows they dont give an f.
To be fair the sources they can control like Playstation Direct and whatever xbox does has been really poorly done as well.
I have never bought any games on Steam & was able to reserve one for $5 for Q1 2022 with no problems as well.
Congrats Elda. Glad you’re got your mate. Just mentioning it’s kinda of a cool, good faith move to loyal consumers to offer existing members first dibs on pre-orders and it’s likely intended audience to begin with. I wouldn’t mind if more “pre-orders” for hardware would worked as such. For the players and all…
Valve putting safeguards won't solve the scalper issue but will help in making sure they don't get a fuckton of units. Unless these scalpers have multiple Steam accounts that have been active for months. LOL!
I love that they did reservations, I'd rather wait an extra month or two instead of contentiously hitting refresh on newly announced stock which sells out in seconds.
The site crashed for me. Took me an hour to get the reservation
Same here but I got one.
Took 2 hours last night but got there eventually. Not sure if I'm a bit mental though - spending £569 on a handheld is a lot of money. I paid £450 on my PS5 so the Deck costs around £120 more. Of course I didn't have to go for the 512gb model, but I wanted the top model. Really looking forward to it.
Worst case, you can resell it. ;)
For £5k 🤣🤣 Seriously though, do these scalpers honestly think they will sell them for that?
Imagine playing NES to switch games through emu on that thing and all that at 60fps. Good times ahead for us. 😉
If you are tech savvy you could get the 64GB model and replace the storage with a 2230 M2 nvme SSD. Only problem is those are a bit expensive. 200USD for 1TB. With that price for storage in mind I just reserved the 512GB model. It's a bit expensive but with the backlog of games I have I should be good for quite some time.
I honestly would know how to, I'd rather just pay the extra. I'm lazy like that 😂
I was initially going to do this, but wasn't sure if the 64GB version had a M.2 slot, so i went with the 256gb with the plan to upgrade the 256gb m.2 later. Now Gabe himself confirmed they all have 2230 m.2 slots, so i wasted cash on the SKU i reserved, but i guess i can just throw that on ebay when my upgraded storage comes
I’d have gone for the top of the line one too. I always regret it when I don’t.
I grabbed it just for the anti-glare screen alone. The extra storage was just a bonus.
Same here. It's a weird built in mechanism i have that forces me to buy the top one, even when I know I don't need it 😂
@TheRealTedCruz Yeah that was one of the reasons for me as well. That'll make a big difference when using it outdoors.
A lot of people wanted the top of the line one. New reservations are expected to be delivered in Q3 2022.
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This price for the Steam Deck really tells me that Sony and Microsoft shouldn't be scared of selling higher end consoles that exceed $500. I'd be glad to pay $700 or $800 for a super high end PS5 with all the trimmings and nothing held back.
I mentioned this in another article and only got disagrees. I actually managed to get a reservation about an hour ago now. Nintendo has done this with the NES controllers and SONY and MS should do it too. It'd be much harder to use bots and it'd insure more that you'd be able to get a PS5 or an Xbox if you can buy it directly from their stores
This is the way to do things. Hats off to them! I won’t be purchasing one, as I already have a switch OLED preordered, but I like the way they handled it. Sony and Nintendo need to take note!
Anyone know what happens to the $5 you pay for reservation if you don't end up purchasing it? Ah nvm "If you cancel after 30 days, your reservation fee will be refunded to your Steam Wallet."
Should have done this with video cards. Authorize you have an account _x_ age with games.
See, with a little thought and effort, rather than laziness and ignorance, you can overcome and succeed.
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