• AutoTL;DR@lemmings.worldB
    10 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:

    Going over Valve’s own Weekly Top Sellers list from the Steam Deck release up until the week of “Tue, September 26, 2023 - Tue, October 3, 2023”, the Steam Deck was always globally in the top 10, where in that week it hit 11th place and the following week “Tue, October 3, 2023 - Tue, October 10, 2023” it hit 15th place.

    Keep in mind Valve’s top seller list is by revenue, not units sold.

    Coming up against games that were repeatedly selling in the multiple hundreds of thousands, and in many cases millions, that’s a lot of Linux-powered Steam Decks going out into the hands of gamers.

    That’s only globally though, when going to different regions, the Steam Deck is still in the top 10 for some, but the opposite is also true, in some regions it’s also much lower.

    Given that handheld PC gaming is still quite a niche overall, with a lot more competition now from other vendors and with rumours swirling of an upcoming refresh, it’s perhaps not surprising to finally see it start to slide down a little.

    The Steam Deck only continues to mature and get better over time too, with lots and lots of Proton updates improving game compatibility and SteamOS 3.5 now in Preview, there’s still constant excitement for the Steam Deck.

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