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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Valve releasing Switch competitor SteamDeck Dec 2021, $399, Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU

IcaroRibeiro said:

With this I can finally play Xbox games that I never wanted to play in fist place.

Wow



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Darc Requiem said:
Alistair said:

No you can't upgrade the internal one later. Instead you use high speed micro SD card, just like the Switch. The price is perfectly reasonable, use your SD card instead. Also Apple and others charge $400 for 500GB of added storage, I don't see how you can complain if Valve is asking for just $130. This is a small integrated device, not a motherboard.

104MB/s Micro SD cards aren't going to cut it. That makes the Steam Deck a big nope from me. 

The fastest SD cards are more than fast enough. And you can just buy the NVMe edition if you want faster storage.



Leynos said:
zero129 said:

Ok so after seeing a few guys on the emu scene talk about this they think it wont have any problems running Switch games with the latest project hades update for Yuzu it runs many games at full speed on weaker ryzen based igpus. This think could be playing Switch games at 4K res on its release!.
Well i guess i know what system ill be playing Botw 2 on if thats the case.

That's just outright stealing.

Why is it steeling when ill be buying the game?. I done the same thing with BoTW instead of playing it on WiiU i played it on my PC in 4K with mods at the time.

Emulation doesn't auto equal stealing or piracy.



You never know with Valve products. Wish them well, the machine looks interesting.



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

SvennoJ said:

Wow, that's one cool piece of tech. I want to get one just to have version 1 lol.

But I don't really play on handhelds and it's rather awkward to use on TV I imagine.

Pretty easy judging by the videos you can use pretty much any USB dock you might already have or they will be releasing an official one and it will work with any Controllers, keyboards etc that already does on PC. So pretty much when docked it works just like a full fledged PC if you want it to.



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Tbh, while I dont think this will effect any of the consoles sales that much either way, I could see this hurting XBX&S sales a little more than Switch. Switch is such a different market that I dont think it means anything for them and while this is significantly less powerful than a new Xbox, its cheaper and *for now* is able to play all the games on it plus PC exclusives. Again, only in theory tho, idk if this is gonna sell very well in the first place



Remember the Steambox and how they were going to kill the weaker consoles that were already on the market?

/thread



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Shiken said:

Remember the Steambox and how they were going to kill the weaker consoles that were already on the market?

/thread

You better be careful with this comment in 2023 when the thing has sold more than 100 million units. 



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

also its 660 grams.

thats uh, a LOT heavier then the switch. the switch is 300g without joycons, 400 with it, and the lite is 275g.



Metallox said:
Shiken said:

Remember the Steambox and how they were going to kill the weaker consoles that were already on the market?

/thread

You better be careful with this comment in 2023 when the thing has sold more than 100 million units. 

Forget the Switch, this thing is aiming to stomp all three current consoles on the market combined 2 years in a row at that rate.  No point in being careful with this much DOOM on display.



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