Steam Deck Linux handheld game console gets refurbished listings with discounted prices. Thanks to the minds at Valve who are offering these units back on the market. Due to make their way onto Steam soon.
So, the news in the gaming realm is all about Valve’s Steam Deck. If you missed the big sale recently, there’s a deal coming that may be of interest.
First off, the handheld console from Valve already has its foothold in the market. A portable Linux PC that lets you play your favorite Steam games on the go. Now, Valve’s gearing up to offer “Certified Refurbished” Steam Deck. This means these units have been checked out, tested, and given a clean bill of health by Valve themselves. There might be a few scratches here and there, but they’ve made sure it runs as good as new.
Here’s where it gets good: The refurbished pricing is the same as the sale prices. The 64 GB model is $319, the 256 GB is $419, and the beefy 512 GB one is $519. So, if you’re quick, you might just grab one of these when they are available.
These same prices can also be found via GameStop. Although, these units seem to only be available for GameStop Pro members.
Refurbished Steam Deck pricing
Now, there’s the twist. The SteamDB creator Pavel Djundik already found the refurbished listings on Steam’s database. But Valve went quiet and took them down. Some people were faster, though, and got screenshots. According to those pics, if you’re in Europe or North America, you might just be the first when these models release.
I know what you’re thinking, “But what about warranty?” The new Steam Deck comes with a 1-year warranty, but it’s still unclear if the refurbished ones will. Let’s hope they do.
Gabe Newell at Valve, mentioned back in 2021 that pricing the Deck was a bit of a heartache. Since they wanted to make sure it’s affordable for players. Even with brands like Asus, their hardware is still pricier than the Deck.
Now, you might have heard about the Steam Deck sales volumes. Research suggests they might sell more than 3 million units by the end of 2023. But, with big names like Lenovo and Nintendo possibly dropping their own handheld consoles soon, the competition is heating up.
The Steam Deck is making waves, and with these refurbished options coming up, it’s an exciting time to be a Linux gamer. So, keep an eye out, you might be flaunting the handheld from Steam.