The Steam Deck has been on everyone’s lips for a few days. The new handheld from Valve should work like a kind of portable PC and give you access to your Steam library on the go. Since the announcement, the network has literally been glowing: For many, the Steam Deck is a welcome console alternative, while others don’t know what to do with the handheld.
We have therefore started a survey and asked you about your purchase intent. Here is the result:
The most expensive model is the most popular
Probably the most exciting observation is that if you decide to buy the Steam Deck, you will most likely want to use the most expensive variant for just under 680 dollars. Every fourth respondent wants to buy the most expensive Steam Deck.
For comparison: Just under one in seven would like the medium-sized version, which costs 550 dollars, and just one in thirty would use the cheapest Steam Deck for 420 dollars.
The main reason for this is the storage space of 512 gigabytes, as RCRD0 writes:
“I’ll wait for reviews, but if they turn out well, I’ll get the 512 GB version at some point. More memory is more memory here and I don’t want to have to rely on SD cards for additional memory, because above all we don’t know yet how the SD card and deck will interact. “
Waiting for the first reviews and expert assessments is particularly evident in the comment area below our survey. Many have already reserved a version, but are still undecided whether they will complete the purchase.
Although we haven’t been able to take a look at the Steam Deck ourselves, the GameStar editorial team has already summarized our thoughts and opinions on the subject:
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Steam Deck: That’s what our experts say
What are other communities saying?
Our colleagues from GamePro and MeinMMO conducted the same survey for their communities and achieved very similar survey results. The most expensive Steam Deck is not only very popular with PC gamers. Here you can see the survey results of our colleagues:
It is exciting that at GamePro and MeinMMO even more than half of all survey participants want to buy a Steam Deck. In the GameStar community, on the other hand, only 41 percent have a definite intention to buy.
How well the Steam Deck performs compared to the Nintendo Switch and the next gen consoles, hardware expert Alex has worked out for you in a hardware comparison and also drawn parallels to the PC. There you can also read an initial performance assessment of the handheld.