A couple of new images of Valve’s Steam Deck show just how big the handheld PC is compared to PlayStation’s handheld consoles.
Valve’s Steam Deck is only a few weeks away from launch, and many gamers must be looking forward to getting their hands on this handheld gaming PC. While it can still be used on the go, it seems that many images of the Steam Deck have shown that it actually looks quite large compared to some of the other handhelds.
One Twitter user appears to have been able to get his hands on an early Steam Deck and compares the handheld gaming PC to a variety of other gaming tech devices to show how big it will look. This user compared and took pictures of the device next to a Wii U, a PSP, a PS Vita, a banana and some other Steam Deck competitors like GPD Win 3. The Wii U seems to be the closest device to the size of the Steam Deck, while both the PSP and PS Vita look too small for the console.
The size of the Steam Deck isn’t the only thing with large stats. The Steam Deck has been recorded as having over 100 games that have been verified as playable. Included in these 100 games are major titles like Dark Souls 3, Death Stranding, Life is Strange 2, Psychonauts 2, Hades, and Aliens: Fireteam Elite. While this isn’t even a small corner of Steam’s massive game library, these 100 mega-games are already a lot and certainly a good start for Valve’s portable gaming PC. .
The reason for the large number of playable AAA games is most likely because the device is specifically designed so that developers can work on supporting it with ease. One of the developers of the game Valheim mentioned that he was surprised that the games performed well on the Steam Deck. He also says that Valheim has worked well on this handset from day one.
The Steam Deck is set to launch on February 25, however the first batch of handhelds will only ship before February 28. This is because Valve will be sending invitations to those who have pre-ordered the console, they will then have three days to decide if they still want a device. Consumers will then have to pay the balance for the price of the Steam Deck they have selected after paying their reservation fee. There will be three different Steam Deck models, with the base 64GB model going for $399, the 256GB SSD model going for $529, and the top-of-the-line 512GB SSD model going for a hefty $649.
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