Steam Deck handheld has not been shipped yet, the 512GB version, the original price of $649, has been fired to $5,000 by the scalpers | T客邦

Last week, Valve released the Steam Deck handheld, featuring AMD Zen 2 processors with integrated RNDA 2 GPU. Although it looks like a game console, it looks more like a PC with a joystick.

With this specification, the pricing of Steam Deck is actually very cheap. The original 64GB version of Steam Deck is only 399 US dollars (about 11,200 Taiwan dollars). Even the 512GB version is only $649 (about NT$18,300)

Regrettably, even though Valve has taken many anti-scalper measures, such as only old player accounts are eligible to snap up and sell in limited areas, Steam Deck is still in a situation where it is hard to find a single product.

althoughThere are handheld computers with similar concepts on the market, such as the AYA Neo launched by China a while ago (the processor has two more Zen 2 cores), but the price is about NT$25,000. And you have to consider after-sales maintenance and future software and hardware support issues. In contrast, the price of Steam Deck is even more Buddha-hearted.

The Steam Deck handheld has not been shipped yet. The 512GB version with an original price of US$649 has been fired to US$5000 by the scalpers.

Especially for those players who want to experience 3A games smoothly on the road and are dissatisfied with the performance of the Nintendo Switch console, the hardware and ecological advantages of Steam Deck are quite attractive.

However, just like the previous PS5 and Microsoft XSX next-generation consoles, the difficulty of buying Steam Deck for the first time is quite high. And now, there are many sky-high scalpers on foreign websites.

The Steam Deck handheld has not been shipped yet. The 512GB version with an original price of US$649 has been fired to US$5000 by the scalpers.

In an environment where supply and demand are severely imbalanced, the price of Steam Deck has not only doubled or tripled, and even people who have successfully booked have listed a sky-high price of 4,324 euros (about 5,108 US dollars, 144,400 Taiwan dollars) on eBay.

Of course, if the price has soared to this level, it does not mean that someone really wants to be a player to place an order. But it also reflects the scalper’s confidence in this model. If it weren’t for the fact that this product was really popular, it would not have offered such a high price. However, for the average person, it might be better to bear it. After the price returns to normal in the later period, it is better to buy a basic version and then replace the large-capacity solid state drive by yourself.

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