Steam Deck’s £349 price point was “painful”, Gabe Newell says

Valve boss Gabe Newell has described hitting the Steam Deck PC’s basic price point of £349/$399 as “painful” but “critical”.

The Steam Deck was announced by Valve last night, with pricier options set to cost £459/$529 for a 250GB SSD and £569/$649 for a 512GB SSD.

In an interview with IGN, Newell said Valve had set out to be “very aggressive” with its pricing – the basic model is just $50 more than Nintendo’s significantly less powerful Switch OLED – but that it had been tough to achieve.

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