Will Steam Deck be sold in stores?
Or will sales continue to be online-only?
Quick Answer: No, Steam Decks are not sold in stores. They can be purchased brand new directly from the official
Valve launched its
Since the device’s launch, preorders have cooled down a ton. In fact, in October of 2022, Valve began selling the
But as of now, the device is still not quite available in retail stores. It’s not surprising, given today’s tendency to shop online. But does that mean Steam Deck will never make its way to retail stores?
Steam Deck going to be sold in stores?
Short answer: Not at this time.
The answer is still up in the air when it comes to the
However, since then, Valve has updated the FAQ page, and that entry no longer exists. It’s unclear if Valve scrapped any plans to go retail or if the company is keeping things close to the chest.
As of now, though, the prospects of seeing one of these in a local GameStop seems slim.
Where to buy a
Your only option to purchase the Steam Deck is to buy one online. Fortunately, however, you don’t have to worry about waiting for a preorder.
Valve says it has enough stock of the Steam Deck for now that orders can go out as soon as you place one. The company says that could change in the future.
Where can you buy the
To buy your
Previously, the company exclusivly sold the device via its online storefront, but now third-party sellers are hawking them at retailers like Walmart, Newegg, StockX, and more.
However, it’s worth pointing out that most third-sellers are selling these at a markup. Not to mention, some of these listings could even be scams or involve stolen goods so just keep that in mind the next time you see a juicy offer.
There’s still a chance that
Steam Deck could come to stores
Hey, maybe it wouldn’t have been a good idea to sell at these in stores at launch. Launching in retail stores when the
But now that things have calmed down and inventory is in order, it seems like Steam Deck might come to a store near you.
However, the company has yet to say anything that would suggest that. So to answer your question, sadly, there’s no option to buy a
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