The premiere of the new Steam Deck console was successful: according to Valve, demand far exceeds supply. The first of the customers have already received letters that they will be able to redeem their console at the end of March.
As Gabe Newell announced, it never occurred to the creators that the $649 Steam Deck model with a 512GB NVMe SSD and anti-reflective glass would outsell the $399 entry-level model with 64GB eMMC.
Despite the fact that the number of people who want to buy Steam Deck has only grown after the first reviews of the console, its creators are not going to raise prices. According to Newell, the stated price is akin to a promise that the company makes to the players. But Valve may consider releasing models with more expensive equipment.
Since the PC market is steadily evolving, in a year’s time, you can expect component suppliers to release improved parts and lower prices on current ones. This Valve is going to use, adjusting the prices and performance of their new console.