Steam Deck Ships Out To Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, And Taiwan On December 17

The distribution of the console will be handled by Komodo.

Nintendo Switch, beware. The Steam Deck is coming to your home territory. According to the official Twitter handle of the handheld console, expect the Deck to arrive in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on December 17th through Valve’s distribution partner called Komodo.

Reservations had begun for the Steam Deck early this year when Valve announced that it was expanding the console to other regions. The tech giant currently enjoys Deck’s success as it proceeds to top various top weekly sellers charts.

Now, however, sales figures and everything of the like is expected to receive a significant bump, considering how the Steam Deck’s availability is going to stretch considerably now.

The Rundown: 

  • The Steam Deck is Valve Corporation’s handheld console. It runs a unique operating system called SteamOS. It’s meant to be a fully functional gaming computer despite its small-scale size. The developer refers to its as an “all-in-one portable gaming PC.”
  • Following an official announcement, it’s been stated that the Steam Deck is now protruding to other regions, specifically of noteworthy importance. Expect the console to start shipping in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan starting on December 17. 
  • Along with the announcement of the console’s shipping to these new regions, the developers have stated that reservations for the official Docking Station have started as well. There’s a separate page that Valve has dedicated for people to visit and get one of these add-on components to their name.

As of yet, reservations for the Steam Deck in these new regions are still open, so if you’ve been eyeing one for some time, now’s the moment to act quickly. You’ll find the link to the page in the tweet below.

As for the folks who have already gone through the reservation process earlier this year when Valve Corporation made the initial announcement, expect email confirmations to come your way on December 1 afterward. All of the finalized orders will start shipping out to customers from December 17th. 

Moreover, potential customers in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea who would show an interest in purchasing the official Docking Station for the Steam Deck can now begin making their reservations using the official Komodo x Steam Deck page

Feel free to order a reservation for the Deck if you haven’t done that already as well, At the present, multiple configurations of the powerful handheld console are available, thereby opening up access for you to the vast library of the best Steam games around. 

The major differences are between the storage sizes of the multiple Steam Deck console editions. There’s the 64 GB eMMC variant that comes with a carrying case, right alongside a 256 GB NVMe SSD edition for faster processing speeds too.

Lastly, the big-budgeted version, the 512 GB NVMe SSD model of the Steam Deck is currently up for grabs just as well. Choose your poison and get to work accordingly.  

Steam Deck Configurations
Steam Deck Configurations

In other news, the Steam Deck has long reached the milestone of 5000 playable titles and that number seems to grow with every passing week.

Moreover, screenshots of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection were also revealed in recent times for the Deck, thereby hinting at the impending release of the game for the handheld console. Therefore, that is certainly something to look forward to down the road.

On the flip side, Destiny 2 players appear to be in a rut in relation to the Steam Deck. Even after installing Windows on Valve’s latest innovative gaming system, Destiny 2 remains outright unplayable. Still, that isn’t something due attention can’t fix or sort. 

What do you think of the Steam Deck making headway across the spectrum? Do let us know in the comments section ahead. 

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