Steam Deck handheld gaming console celebrates its first anniversary with its first-ever price cut

The Steam Deck celebrates its first birthday by being cheaper than its launch price for the first time. (Image source: Valve)

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming console has been slashed in price by 10% to celebrate its species’ first birthday. The bad news is that the Steam Deck discount is temporary until March 23, but the good news is that savings can be made in all regions where the gaming device is sold. This is the first price cut that Valve has offered on its popular handheld machine.

The Steam Deck is one year old and is celebrating its first birthday with a price drop. While the official launch date for the Steam Deck was February 25, 2022 for the US, Canada, and Europe, Valve has decided that the anniversary will conveniently coincide with the Steam Spring Sale. A not unattractive 10% discount is offered on the portable game console, which is available for all regions where the device is sold. This is the first time the Steam Deck has witnessed a price cut, and unsurprisingly it’s only available for a limited time. The sale has already begun and will run until 10am PDT (5pm GMT) on March 23.

This means gamers in the US can currently purchase the entry-level Steam Deck for $359.10, the variant of the AMD-powered device with 64GB of eMMC storage. For US$476.10 there is a Steam Deck with a tempting 256GB NVMe SSD for storage and the 512GB model can be picked up for US$584.10. In the UK, the relevant figures are £314.10 (was £349), £413.10 (discounted from £459) and £512.10 (usually £569). Shoppers in Canada and Europe should find this 10% discount on the relevant Steam country sites, while Komodo is supporting the same price reduction (until 2 AM JST March 24) for buyers in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.

The Steam Deck has reportedly been quite a success for Valve, shipping over a million units, which is a healthy figure considering the stiff competition and as the company’s first foray into a gaming handheld. The powerful portable machine comes with a custom APU from AMD with a 4-core Zen 2 CPU part and an RDNA 2-based GPU part. With 16 GB of RAM and a 1200×800 screen also on board, the Steam Deck offers a lot of power for a reasonable price. Even demanding games like Hogwarts legacy And Cyberpunk 2077 have recently been verified as fully compatible for play on the Steam Deck.

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