Valve has made an announcement today about the launch of “certified refurbished” Steam Deck units that are now available for purchase at a discount of approximately 20 percent compared to brand-new units. This offer allows consumers to obtain a Steam Deck at a price even lower than during Steam’s regular Summer Sale. All refurbished consoles come with the same one-year warranty as new ones.
GameStop is also offering Steam Deck refurbished models in select stores, although the units are refurbished at GameStop’s own facilities and come with a separate warranty. The three Steam Deck versions are in stock: the 64GB version for $319, the 256GB version for $419, and the 512GB version for $519. These are significantly cheaper than the new condition prices of $399, $529, and $649 for each model, respectively.
Valve assures customers that each device is put through a thorough inspection and testing process at one of their facilities, including a complete factory reset, software update, and more than 100 different examinations. These tests cover all aspects of the device such as controller inputs, audio system, screen, internals, and battery health.
Though the refurbished units might carry minor cosmetic imperfections, Valve promises a trustworthy and top-notch gaming experience at a more economical price. The refurbished models also include a power supply, carrying case, and a quick-start guide. Stock levels for these refurbished Steam Decks may vary, and Valve advises checking their stock regularly if they’re out of stock.
GameStop’s refurbished Steam Decks are available as well, but they are only for customers with a GameStop Pro membership, costing $25 a year, and they are sold at up to 20% less than new models in select stores.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword: refurbished Steam Decks
What are the prices for the refurbished Steam Deck models?
The refurbished Steam Deck models are available at discounted prices. The 64GB version costs $319, the 256GB version is priced at $419, and the 512GB version is $519.
Is there a warranty for the refurbished Steam Deck units?
Yes, the refurbished Steam Deck units come with the same one-year warranty as the new models. GameStop’s refurbished units also come with their own warranty.
What is included with the refurbished Steam Deck units?
In addition to the console, the refurbished models include a power supply (also refurbished), carrying case, and quick-start guide.
Where can I purchase refurbished Steam Deck units?
Valve is offering the refurbished Steam Decks directly, and GameStop is selling them in select stores. Availability may fluctuate over time.
What quality assurance is in place for the refurbished units?
Valve thoroughly tests each unit through a complete factory reset, software update, and an extensive examination involving over 100 tests at one of Valve’s facilities. GameStop also refurbishes at their own facilities.
Are GameStop’s refurbished Steam Decks available to everyone?
No, GameStop’s refurbished Steam Decks are only available to customers with a GameStop Pro membership, which costs $25 annually.
Will the refurbished Steam Deck units look brand new?
The refurbished units may have minor cosmetic blemishes, but Valve promises a reliable, high-quality gaming experience at a lower cost.