The Steam Deck can have its first regional enlargement to East Asia. Valve revealed that it’s working with Komodo to carry the Steam Deck to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. All three fashions of the moveable console can be found to pre-order in these nations and areas.
In Japan, the bottom 64GB mannequin is obtainable at ¥59,800 (~$449), the 256GB mannequin at ¥79,800 (~$599), and the 512GB mannequin at ¥99,800 (~$749). The costs are greater than within the U.S., the place Valve priced the three fashions at $399, $529, and $649, respectively.
The cooperation between Valve and Komodo is not going to be restricted to the Steam Deck’s distribution. The corporate will arrange a big sales space devoted to the moveable console at Tokyo Sport Present 2022. Japan’s annual gaming occasion can have a physical-and-digital hybrid format, and it’ll happen on September 15-18, 2022. Valve has but to announce the East Asian launch date, however the TGS 2022 presentation will assist introduce the console to the Japanese public forward of its launch.
The Steam Deck first appeared in the US, Canada, the UK, and the European Union in late February 2022. The moveable recreation console will quickly make its approach to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Whereas Valve nonetheless plans to carry Steam Deck to extra nations and areas, it suggested individuals dwelling in these places to attend for additional data.