Here’s my two cents.

Many of the original Steam Deck users initially gravitated towards the device for its promise of a “cheap” and convenient, console-like PC gaming experience. Now, with the impending release of the new OLED model, the online marketplaces have been inundated with a huge amount of used Decks at crazy low prices. So, considering how good (for the price) the Steam hardware still is in 2023, and how close we are to Xmas is not too much of a stretch to think that both new and used consoles will have a huge sell.

So what?

Well, i do believe that this further grow may actually push the game developers to release more “deck optimized” games in 2024. The pressure is already there and with more users this trend may actually grow.

What do you think?

  • FubarberryM
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    123 months ago

    Valve is selling brand new 512GB LCD for $450 (while supplies last), so expecting a used one to sell for $500 is definitely a hard sale.

    • @ColeSloth@discuss.tchncs.de
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      03 months ago

      I agree, but if I were to get a new one it would have to be the etched glass version again, and my personal “worth it to do it” value is no more than about another $175 (tax, yo). So if I can’t get $500 then I’d be happy to just keep my LCD one.