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Steam Deck Final Packaging Revealed

Despite being recently delayed to February 2022, Valve has shared the first look at the Steam Deck final packaging designs, which both developers and consumers will receive.

Valve noted that while this is the ultimately the Steam Deck final packaging, the pictured unites will be used for “additional testing” and “developer kits.” They also confirmed after this build there will be “additional minor changes” in the final product, which consumers will start getting in 2022.

In the new reveal Valve noted that the main difference between this new unit design and their previous (EV2) prototype is that thew new design comes alongside their packaging design. They noted that while developers will be starting to receive the new prototype with the packaging, the packaging seen is indeed the final retail design.

Here’s some more shots of the Steam Deck final packaging:

Valve cheekily teased that users should “not use the shipping box as an umbrella” nor to “smash on the ground”, or more curiously “use as a magnet.” The packaging has the various languages of the world printed on the inside, a note to how wildly popular Valve’s Steam platform is, worldwide.

Another note with the above packaging is that each Steam Deck will get its own dedicated power supply, each set for the appropriate power ratings in whichever region you buy the Steam Deck from. The above Steam Deck carry-case is also paired with the 64GB and 256GB offerings for the handheld.

Valve’s Steam Deck is now available for pre-order in three flavors: $399 (64GB), $529 (256GB), and $649 (512GB), over on the Steam store. To pre-order now you have to had purchased a game prior to June 2021, an effort to help block scalpers and bots.

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