Valve launched Steam Deck in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Valve launched Steam Deck in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong

A few days ago, Valve announced that it has removed a major hurdle in the production of Steam Decks and that it will be able to fulfill demand faster than expected. The company announced today that it is in the process of launching its portable console in new territories.

Soon, fans in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong will be able to catch Steam Deck. This launch is in partnership with Komodo, the authorized Valve distributor for those regions.

The Japan site is already up and running – you can check it out here. The 64GB eMMC model starts at 59,800, the 256GB NVMe SSD model is 79,800 and the top 512GB model is 99,800. Here are the starting prices for other regions: KRW 589,000 for South Korea, NTD 13,380 for Taiwan and HKD 3,288 for Hong Kong.

Valve notes that booking queues in new regions are separate from those in existing regions, so this launch doesn’t mean Steam Deck delivery will be delayed.

Valve is pretty bold in trying to get into Japan, the home of Nintendo and Sony, two big names in portable consoles. Well, mostly Nintendo these days. However, home console games are still more popular in the country than PC games, which is what Steam Deck offers.

This is why the company will set up a large booth at the Tokyo Game Show to introduce Steam Deck to the players in attendance.

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