The 64GB model is currently $359.10 ($40 off). The 256GB variant has dropped from $529 to $476.10. The 512GB Steam deck, which has an anti-glare glass screen and the fastest storage of the bunch, is $65 off $584.10. As things stand, it should take 1-2 weeks for your tire to arrive. The discount applies in all regions where the tire is dispatched until 1:00 PM ET on March 23rd, when the Steam Spring Sale that just started ends.
Hundreds of games are currently discounted, so you’re sure to find plenty to play on your shiny new Steam Deck. The offer includes Red Dead Redemption 2 (67 percent discount), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (70 percent discount), Marvel’s Midnight Sun (50 percent discount) and NBA 2K23 (75 percent discount). All are among those on the Steam Deck to date, but Valve has confirmed that it works fine on the laptop (look out for green and yellow markings in the Steam store).
Valve, which has been constantly updating the Steam Deck over the past year, has added another feature. It will now be easier to change the startup video that plays when you boot the system. Valve has made 20 boot videos that you can buy from the Steam Points Shop, but you can other custom boot clips elsewhere.
Meanwhile, if you’re worried that the Steam Deck will soon be obsolete, there probably won’t be a much more powerful second-generation model anytime soon. While Valve may continue to iterate on the system, “a true next-gen deck with a significant bump in horsepower wouldn’t be for a few years,” said designer Lawrence Yang earlier this month.