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Bursting The Bubble: Valve's Steam Deck Isn't A Nintendo Switch Killer

Following a surprise announcement a few days back, PC gaming behemoth Valve's Steam Deck has gained quite a bit of traction among gamers. Comparisons are being drawn to Nintendo's much successful Switch hybrid console, particularly due to the Deck's similar handheld form factor. Here is a take on why it doesn’t make sense to compare the Deck to the Switch. Nintendo’s 2017 ARM-based portable might have far weaker hardware but that’s still not going to tip the scales in the Deck’s favor like many might seem to think.

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-Hermit-65d ago

The Steam Deck certainly seems to be worrying certain people.....

specialguest64d ago (Edited 64d ago )

Why does it have to be a Switch killer? It plays totally different games and not direct competition besides being a handheld. It's like comparing PC gaming to the Nintendo gaming. They both exist in parallel universes

Smok9164d ago

*sees title*
“No shit”

ScootaKuH64d ago (Edited 64d ago )

You're not bursting any bubble. Anyone with a brain knows the Steam Deck isn't a Switch killer, but that doesn't mean it can't be successful in its own right. I can't wait for mine

UltimateOwnage64d ago (Edited 64d ago )

It doesn’t need to be. Different platforms can appeal to different users and offer unique value. I have a ton of Switch content and Deck won’t replace that. However I was early in line to preorder SteamDeck for a lot of reasons. I’m extremely excited to finally capitalize on making my massive Steam Sale backlog more accessible so I can start to enjoy more of it, more of the time. I’m not convinced SteamDeck will work well offline though, so my Switch collection isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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