Valve’s Steam Deck is already one of the most affordable (and certainly one of the most popular) handheld gaming PCs, with prices starting at $399 for an entry-level model and going up to $649 for a top-of-the-line configuration.
Now handheld gamers on a budge have even cheaper options soon: Valve is now selling refurbished Steam Deck systems for discounted prices.
The news broke a little earlier today when product pages went live a little early, but now Valve had officially begun selling certified, refurbished devices.
Valve says each refurbished Steam Deck has the same 1-year warranty as a new model. The company says all units have been factory reset and tested to ensure they “meet or even exceed the performance standards of new retail units,” and have had battery health tested. But there may be some “minor cosmetic blemishes,” which helps explain why they’re cheaper than new models.
The only catch is that supplies are limited, and expected to come in and out of stock depending on how often the company receives returns that can be refurbished.
Here’s how much the refurbished models are selling for:
|Model||Price (refurb)||Price (new)||Savings|
|Steam Deck 64GB||$319||$399||$80|
|Steam Deck 256GB||$419||$529||$110|
|Steam Deck 512GB||$519||$649||$130|
Those discounts are roughly 20% off for all models, and would match or beat the lowest prices Valve has offered to date on Steam Deck hardware.
During the Steam Summer Sale in June and July you could pick up a Steam Deck with 512GB of storage for $519, but prices for the 64GB and 256GB models were $359 and $449, respectively.
This article was first published when the product listings were leaked, and has since been updated to note that Valve had officially begun selling refurbished Steam Deck systems.