Steam Deck drops to its lowest price ever – but there’s only a limited supply


GAMERS are rushing to grab the most popular portable PC the Steam Deck at its lowest price ever.

Creator Valve has announced a major price drop on its handheld gaming console, but there’s only a limited supply.

You’ll be able to save money on the Steam Deck with the new service.

The announcement was accidentally leaked by Valve yesterday, August 8, when a page went live early.

Valve then decided to make the reveal official, and released its new prices.

Steam will now be offering refurbished consoles, which are consoles that were sent back to the manufacturer.

This doesn’t necessarily mean a reduction in quality. Rather some small fault was detected when the console was delivered.

Once sent back to Valve, the console is repaired to like new condition, and given the same warranty as a new console.

While some are hesitant to purchase refurbished consoles, doing so will save you a good amount of money.

The 64GB model will save you $80, reduced from $399 to £319, and there are even bigger savings on the more expensive models.

The 256GB model has $110 off, from $529 to $419, and the 512GB model has a massive $130 from $649 to $519.

Currently the scheme is being piloted in the US, but if it’s successful it could end up being launched in other regions.

This likely depends on how well it does in the US, but it could lower the price of the console on the second hand market too.

The Steam Deck is a sought-after console as it allows people to play Steam games even if they don’t have a gaming PC.

Steam is one of the cheapest online storefronts, and often has huge discounts on popular games.

Purchasing a Steam Deck can eventually save you money overall, as it allows you to spend less on the games you want to play.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.