Valve announced about the start of sales “officially restored” portable Steam Deck consoles. Used equipment sold under the new program may have the following “minor cosmetic imperfections”, which comes with a discount of about 20% and a standard one-year warranty. The restored Steam deck will also appear in the GameStop stores, but the seller gives a guarantee for it.
All three versions of the portable console are on sale: the restored 64GB model is $319, the 256GB model is $419, and the older 512GB version is $519. For comparison, new devices in the same configurations cost $399, $529, and $649, respectively. Valve assures that every instance is thoroughly tested before sale: every Steam deck “We go through a process of full factory reset, software update and an extensive test that includes more than 100 tests, including tests on the audio system, screen and internal components.” ensure proper functionality and durability.”.
Since these are used specimens, this may be the case “minor cosmetic imperfections”, which is why they’re offered at a cheaper price – it’s noted that they mean scuffs and scratches on the case, but not the screen. In addition to a one-year guarantee, power supplies (also refurbished), cases and a quick start guide are included. Valve emphasizes that the number of restored Steam Decks is limited “and may vary”Therefore, fans of discounted products are advised to check their availability. The devices appeared in GameStop stores today, but only GameStop Pro subscribers can purchase them — a membership costs $25 a year.