Of the valve Steam deck The Handheld Gaming PC is Steam’s second-best-selling product. For 5 weeks in a row According to SteamDB.
I have been proven — That means it’s not a flop.
Proposed initial quote Over 110,000 people Pay a $ 5 deposit in the first 90 minutes of the unproven Linux handheld launch July last yearBut there was always the possibility that they would change their minds.I thought a lot of people would do it later Read critical reviews like me!!And I Have got I saw a handful of people with r / Steam Deck Get their $ 5 back … Almost all other signs suggest to me that it’s selling well.
There are no official Steam deck sales, but here’s a context to understand the situation:
The Steam deck was released in the same week Elden Ring, Currently one of the most popular games in the world.Steam Deck is second only in four of the last five weeks Elden Ring According to SteamDB, there is revenue. But last week, Steam Deck sold out Better than Elden Ring..
Sure, they’re not sales, they’re high on sales, so they can’t be evaluated in the same way.$ 60 each, you need 7 copies Elden Ring To match the revenue generated by one $ 400 Steam Deck. 11 copies for the $ 650 512GB model.It is also possible Elden Ring I’ve seen most of the sales before and during the launch, not in the weeks since then — Elden Ring Pre-orders have been charted back In November When January In the same way. But given the incredible reviews that have been going on since their debut on February 24th, I don’t think the game really lags behind.
In any case, we’re talking about a game that has already sold 12 million copies. As of March 16Here — at least in Europe — Almost half of those sales were PCsAlso, “PC” isn’t in Epic or the Windows Store, so it effectively means Steam.Therefore, the sales of these 1st and 3rd place are Elden Ring Probably on Steam Many Of a copy.
If # 2 Steam Deck sells even a significant percentage Elden Ring While batting everything else Lego Star Wars, It would be really difficult to call a deck a flop.
#SteamTopSellers For weeks ending April 10, 2022:
# 1-LEGO® Star Wars ™: Skywalker Saga
# 2-Steam deck
# 3-Elden Ring
# 4-LEGO® Star Wars ™: Skywalker Saga
# 5-Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Saga Deluxe Edition Pre-orderhttps://t.co/EdZPLogpMb
— SteamDB (@SteamDB) April 10, 2022
Lawrence Yang of Valve said in February The company will stand up to produce “hundreds of thousands” In the second month, continue from there. “If we do this right, we’ll sell them in millions,” said Gabe Newell, President of Valve. Said IGN July last year.
Are you there already? Valve hasn’t said that most have returned to traditional quiet mode since the launch of Steam Deck, and probably won’t.
If crowdsourced data is reliable, Steam Deck’s sales don’t seem to decline immediately.Yes, of the valve Reservation on a first-come, first-served basis Currently backed up “after October 2022”, those who pay $ 5 will probably not count as buyers for months.
not only, Understood by the r / SteamDeck community That valve is still the first 15 minutes Of pre-orders from first day You can book one: July 16, 2021.Some cues are moving faster, but the US has just passed it 1st hour64GB model only.
In other words, Valve’s Steam Deck has been Steam’s second-selling product for five weeks. 1 day pre-order reservationAnd those who have placed orders since then, that is, those who have made a decision after reading some reviews, have not yet been counted in the total.
I pre-ordered 1 hour and 35 minutes after the release I was having a problem at a valve store.. Unless Valve is playing fast and loosely and counts “reserved” units as already sold, it can take several weeks for 64GB units to count towards the total.
By the way, Playtracker.net Estimated to be 994,000 Steam accountsPlaced a $ 5 deposit, giving or taking 10%.
However, there is another reason to think that Steam Deck is not a flop. It means that people love it. I know I do, and my friends and colleagues who were lucky with the pre-order tell me they feel the same.
I know I said it was a mess, Because it isHowever, Valve and its developers have been cleaning up the mess every week since its launch. Always getting better..I’m mainly playing Elden Ring When Vampire Survivor I’ve published a game that hasn’t crashed now, but didn’t work before — the game I complained about looks like this: Back 4 Blood When Halo: Master Chief Collection When Duck game It has been fixed or is being fixed. If Fortnite When Destiny 2′The owner refuses to chew.I played a lot Duck game Last night.
Listen to the new world of Amazon May still be workingI haven’t tried it yet.