For a year now, gamers have suffered from a shortage of PC components and game consoles. There has been a lot of talk about this, but basically we are in a shortage situation due to failures in the production chain due to the pandemic. Plus, the demand is higher than ever, so basically any popular gadget quickly disappears.
Valve wants to prevent its new Steam Deck from ending up in the hands of resellers using bots and the shortage being more noticeable when there are fewer players with a Steam Deck in their hands. Therefore, it has announced that only those who have a Steam account will be able to buy the console, it also has to be more than two months old. So the opportunists will have it more difficult.
Against resellers and bots
As if that were not enough, you can only buy one per account, so they will not be able to buy dozens of Steam Decks and sell them at exorbitant prices. In this way, Valve hopes that the shortage problems will be less noticeable, it is also estimated that they will be sold out soon, but at least they will have it players and not resellers.
Those who pre-order the console today (following this link) will have to pay 5 dollars to do it. But we will have to wait until December to see how well these measures work and if the resellers are really the end users or if the resellers get some way around Valve’s measures.
Steam Deck was announced yesterday as a portable PC / console with amazing technical specifications. It will have three models and will go on sale officially in December.