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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Hardware
Publisher: Valve
Developer: Valve
Release Date: Feb. 28, 2022

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Valve Partners With Komodo To Deliver Steam Deck In Asia Later This Year

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2022 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT

Steam Deck brings the Steam games and features you love to a powerful and convenient form factor that you can take wherever you go.

Steam Deck brings the Steam games and features you love to a powerful and convenient form factor that you can take wherever you go.

Steam Deck is also an open PC, adding the ability to install any software or connect with any hardware, with your Steam library available as soon as you switch on your Deck. Once you've logged into Steam Deck, your entire Steam Library shows up, just like any other PC. You'll be able to find your collections and favorites - exactly where you left them.

The all-new home screen is everything you love about Steam in one place. Home is where you’ll find all the things you need—dive back into a game whether you were playing it on Steam Deck or your PC, see what’s new in your library and the store, as well as what your friends are up to.

On Steam Deck, your games run on a different operating system than the one on your desktop PC. It's a new version of SteamOS, built with Steam Deck in mind and optimized for a handheld gaming experience. It comes with Proton, a compatibility layer that makes it possible to run your games without any porting work needed from developers. For Deck, we're vastly improving Proton's game compatibility and support for anti-cheat solutions by working directly with the vendors.

"We hope that gamers in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan agree with us that the performance and design of the Steam Deck makes it a great way to play the games they know and love," said Gabe Newell, President and CEO of Valve.

Shipments will begin in Japan, with additional units planned to ship to customers in Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in the weeks immediately following. The world's most powerful gaming handheld, which is also a full-fledged PC, first arrived in North America and parts of Europe in February to rave reviews and with hundreds of compatible single and multiplayer games.

Co-founded by Ricky Uy and Jack Momose, Komodo was formed as a spin-off of Degica's games division into a new, independently-owned company bringing years of game publishing experience, including distributing Valve's Index VR system in the region. In addition, Mr. Uy previously led Steam's business development efforts in Asia at Valve during a period of rapid growth in the region, and Mr. Momose, who is also the founder of Degica, has worked with Valve for years as a publisher and by providing regional payment services for Steam.

"We are very excited to be working with Komodo to bring Steam Deck to Asia. We have worked with the team at Komodo for years, and we have high confidence that they'll help us make customers very happy," says Greg Coomer of Valve.

Beyond its latest distribution plans with Valve, Komodo also develops and publishes games for Steam, and will reveal its first in-house production on Steam Deck this weekend at the BitSummit conference in Kyoto, Japan and in September at Tokyo Game Show.

"We are honored to deliver Steam Deck to gamers in Asia, and look forward to showcasing it and our first in-house game in Kyoto this weekend and at Tokyo Game Show next month," said Ricky Uy, CEO of Komodo.

Steam Deck is a powerful handheld gaming PC that runs thousands of games already known and loved by gamers worldwide, including many AAA franchises popular around the world.  It has been designed for ease of use, ergonomics, and comfort, and is customizable to fit each gamer's play style. Customers can reserve a Steam Deck immediately.

Steam Deck is set to ship in Asia later this year, with starting prices of:

  • ¥59,800 in Japan
  • NT$ 13,380 in Taiwan
  • HK$ 3,288 in Hong Kong
  • KRW 589,000 in Korea

To reserve a Steam Deck for delivery in Asia, please visit here

Steam Deck details:

  • Powerful, custom APU developed with AMD
  • Optimized for hand-held gaming
  • All the Steam features you’d expect
    • Steam Chat: Your friends are all here—access Steam Chat at the push of a button.
    • Notifications: All notifications are now in one place, so you can check-in without leaving your game.
    • Cloud Saves: Start playing on a PC and pick up right where you left off on Deck or vice versa.
    • Remote Play:Stream games from your home PC directly to your Deck no matter where you are.
    • Store: The entire Steam Store experience is accessible from Deck.
    • Community: Keep up to date with friends, news, and all the latest activity from Steam
  • Full-sized controls
  • 7" touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ready
  • USB-C port for accessories
  • microSD slot for storage expansion
  • 3 different storage options available: 64GB ($399), 256GB ($529) and 512GB ($649)

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