Valved revealed the final packaging for Stream Deck

Despite the fact that it was recently postponed until February 2022, Valve has released the first look at the Steam Deck final package designs, which will be received by both developers and customers.


Valve stated that while this is the final packaging for the Steam Deck, the shown units will be used for "further testing" and "developer kits," and that there would be "additional minor adjustments" in the final product, which will be available to customers in 2022.

The key difference between this new unit design and their prior (EV2) prototype, according to Valve, is that the new design comes with their package design. While developers will begin receiving the updated prototype with packaging, they highlighted that the package pictured is the final retail design.

Users should "not use the delivery box as an umbrella," "smash on the ground," or, more intriguingly, "use as a magnet," according to Valve. The packaging has the many languages of the globe printed on the inside, a nod to how widely Valve's Steam platform is used throughout the world.


Another thing to keep in mind about the above packaging is that each Steam Deck will come with its own dedicated power supply, which will be adjusted for the right power ratings in the location where you purchase the Steam Deck.

The aforementioned Steam Deck carry-case is also compatible with the handheld's 64GB and 256GB storage options.

Valve's Steam Deck is now available for pre-order on the Steam shop in three flavors: $399 (64GB), $529 (256GB), and $649 (512GB). To pre-order today, you must have purchased a game before June 2021, as part of an effort to combat scalpers and bots.


The Deck has also passed the design validation step, the final prototype stage before manufacturing, which was hidden beneath the dazzling flashbulbs of the packaging reveal. Since the second evaluation (EV2) build, improvements have been made, and any adjustments done now until the Deck's release in February will be modest. Additional testing will be done with the DV units, with any changes reflecting the final product.