Valve’s portable console, Steam Deck, has been a success in all parts of the world, with long waits to obtain and get stock of it. The last release of the console occurred in Japan, and as a result of the above, Steam Deck orders in Japan are “better than expected,” says Valve, anticipating a trend that is seen in the country and that the console fits quite well.
Through an interview with the Japanese media Atomon Mediacaptured by exuter, Valve’s Erik Peterson has stated that the console is doing quite well in the country, with very good pre-orders. This trend, among other things, is directly associated with the fact that Japanese gamers are mostly inclined towards portable consoles, since there is very little accounting of PC players.
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In the interview, Erik Peterson detailed the following (translated): “The reason is that Japan is the hometown of handheld game consoles. Portable gaming was born in Japan and has been a concept that has flown all over the world. It’s a natural idea for us to deliver the Steam Deck, which is the forerunner of portable PC gaming devices, to everyone in Japan, which is the origin of portable gaming.” Undoubtedly, a fairly accurate clarification, which could be the reason for the success of the console in Japan.
Good news for Valve, which has seen the success of the Steam Deck around the world, with out-of-stock everywhere and long queues to get a console. Time will tell how the game library will be maintained and updated over time, but as of today, It is the best choice if you want to play PC games in a portable and powerful way.