Valve Hopes to See More Steam Deck Competitors in 2024

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More and more alternatives to the Steam Deck may be coming to market, but that isn’t something that’s keeping Valve up at night, according to a new annual summary that the company shared this week with a section promoting the ASUS ROG Ally and other handheld PCs. “The more the merrier,” Valve explained as it continues to offer several models of the Steam Deck, including the newer OLED models, which start at $549.

Valve said:

We’re not the only ones who introduced amazing hardware last year. Several other companies have seized the same opportunity to serve users with high-powered on-the-go gaming PCs, with products like the Asus ROG Ally, the OneXPlayer OneXFly, and the Ayaneo Air. All these choices provide users with a bunch of options and price points for portable PC gaming, and reward the investments game devs are making to support better gamepad input and smaller screen sizes. We hope to see even more of these handheld PCs in 2024.

Steam sales are also working out well, according to new sales and performance data that Valve shared:

Steam Autumn SaleIncrease from 2022 to 2023
Games over $1K Revenue+19%
Games over $10K Revenue+17%
Games over $100K Revenue+17%
Games over $500K Revenue+19%
Games over $1M Revenue+21%

Valve on another milestone:

…2023 was the first year in Steam’s history where more than 500 games earned more than $3 million in gross revenue—in that calendar year alone. For comparison, that’s more than double the number of games hitting the same threshold five years earlier in 2018.

Steam’s 2023 updates include:


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Tsing Mui
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