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Valve Reveals Steam Deck Final Packaging

Valve Reveals Steam Deck Final Packaging - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 December 2021 / 3,306 Views

Valve in an update posted on Steam has revealed the final packaging for the Steam Deck. 

"We’ve recently completed our DV (Design Validation) manufacturing build of Steam Deck, and we'll be using these units for additional testing and developer kits," reads the update from Valve. "DV is the final prototype build before production, and it includes improvements from the EV2 build. After this build, there will be additional minor changes in the final product.

"One of the main differences between these units and the previous (EV2) prototypes is that we are now testing our packaging design. So before we start sending these out to developers, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of the final packaging that customers will see in February."

Valve's Steam Deck was originally set to launch this month, however, it was delayed to February 2022 due to the global supply chain shortages.

Check out images of the packaging below:


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments
mjk45 (on 05 December 2021)

Don't go much on the black case looks pretty generic . but that cardboard box looked top grade so I would ditch the black case and pop the steam deck inside the cardboard box but with one change I would write Gucci on it in crayon and price it for 8K .😜

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padib (on 06 December 2021)

Looks cute but that table must be enormous. The steamdeck looks tiny on there. Hopefully people keep a realistic idea of its size, because I find these pictures very misleading.

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Conina padib (on 06 December 2021)

Not much bigger than my Switch with Hori-controllers: https://imgur.com/a/IIT6zAh

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padib Conina (on 06 December 2021)

The switch is definitely smaller. It's a nice machine but it's definitely big and they're definitely trying to make it look smaller than it is, and I can't blame them.

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mjk45 padib (on 07 December 2021)

Thats because there no perspective it needs a banana next to it for scale.

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padib mjk45 (on 07 December 2021)

Exactly. Someone gets it! ;)

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Chazore (on 06 December 2021)

I was expecting the box to be a lot bigger, but I'm even more surprised the thing comes with it's own carry case (considering the vast majority of Ninty handhelds didn't come with their own carry cases).

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VAMatt Chazore (on 06 December 2021)

Ninty wants to sell you a case. My guess is that Valve doesn't want to be in the accessories business, so they give something simple with the unit. Third-parties will certainly offer more options.

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gtotheunit91 (on 05 December 2021)

Pretty great looking case. I wonder what the exclusive case for the 512gb model will look like. Which is what I preordered :)

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KLAMarine (on 06 December 2021)

Now watch as most can't get their hands on one of these damn things.

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routsounmanman KLAMarine (on 07 December 2021)

By the time they can, Switch 2 will almost be out :)

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KLAMarine routsounmanman (on 07 December 2021)

Perhaps, we shall see...

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golfgt170 (on 06 December 2021)

This IS the most beautiful cardboard box ive seen!!!

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2zosteven (on 07 December 2021)

Damn, do not see a 3 anywhere.

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Zippy6 (on 06 December 2021)

Very plain packaging, but at the end of the day it's just a box. It's not going to be sold at retail (afaik?) so it doesn't need flashy packaging to attract eyes.

Nice that it comes with a case. I guess it makes sense as because they are shipping it in a case they don't need all the polystyrene, bubblewrap to protect it. So including a case means smaller box.

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