Was it merely coincidence that Valve announced its Steam Deck on the same day pre-orders opened for Nintendo’s new, OLED-enhanced Switch?
Only Valve can answer that question, but the company’s reveal surfacing at roughly the same moment fans raced to place pre-orders for a Switch (OLED Model) certainly made a point. Where the new Nintendo device is mostly just a fancier screen running on the same basic underlying hardware that’s been out since 2017, Steam Deck is something new.
Valve’s handheld is superficially similar to the Switch, but it’s considerably more machine on the inside and outside both.
The Steam Deck sports all the controls you’d expect to see on a modern gamepad: Two thumbsticks, a set of four buttons (using the Xbox controller labeling and layout of A/B/X/Y… Read More