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  • Writer's pictureAntal Bokor

Will We Be Getting Steam Deck in Stores in the US? Steam's Test Store in Osaka May Hold The Answers.


The Steam Deck Store in Osaka Japan. Image via @OnDeckJP

Right now, if you want to get your hands on the handheld that industry leaders are saying is changing the game for them you've got to order straight from Steam and wait for it to be shipped to you. Granted, the Steam Deck's finally past its COVID production woes and shipping delays, but what if there was another option?


Recently in Japan the Steam Deck launched in stores to a test market in Osaka, Japan. If you want to see what a Steam Deck Store could look at, check out the photos from the Steam Deck's official Japanese Twitter account.


People lining up to get in the Steam Deck Store in Osaka Japan. Image via BoilingSteam.com

While the Steam Deck has officially been released in the US, the popular handheld has been trickling out to the world market. Thanks to the picture above, featured on BoilingSteam.com, you can see that those in the local test market in Osaka are lining up to get their hands on Valve’s handheld console. It’s surreal to see Valve’s console advertised next to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom–and we have yet to see if Valve will make more of a physical presence in stores in the future.

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