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Valve Officially Launches Steam Hardware Lineup in North America and Europe

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Just in time for the holidays, Valve have announced that they are officially launching their Steam Hardware range in the US, Canada, UK and Europe.

Steam Hardware is now on sale. This includes the previously announced Steam Controller, as well as the Steam Link steaming device and also a bunch of third-party manufactured Steam Machines.

Valve also announced that dedicated Steam sections will be coming to many GameStop, GAME UK and EB Games stores. They are also selling the hardware available on Amazon, and of course directly through Steam itself too.

Here’s a little price run-down:

Steam Controller

More Info | Steam Store Page


What it does: Allows you to play any Steam game, including games without controller support instead of a keyboard or mouse as the primary input. Features dual trackpads, HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, back grip buttons, and fully-customizable control schemes. Connects to your PC or any Steam machine wried or wirelessly. Comes with every Steam Machine as standard.

RRP: $49.99 / €54.99 / £39.99 / $59.99CAD
Shipping: December 2nd – December 9th


Steam Link

More Info | Steam Store Page


What it does: Allows you to play your Steam games on any TV (or HDMI 2.0 device) in your home by streaming 1080p resolution at 60 FPS from your PC over LAN ethernet or WiFi.

RRP: $49.99 / €54.99 / £39.99 / $59.99CAD
Shipping: 3-6 Business Days

Steam Machines

More Info | Steam Store List

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What it does: Once dubbed the ‘Steam Box’, Steam Machines are essentially micro-PCs running Steam’s own OS, manufactured by third-parties such as Alienware and Zotac. They all come with a Steam Controller and include the same in-home TV streaming feature used in Steam Link. Basically, you could say it’s Steam’s take on the modern day console.

Available from Alienware, Zotac, Syber, and other manufacturers.

Starting at $449.99, varies depending on manufacture and cusomtised specs.

This new hardware rollout is Valve’s first step in entering a new market, as the company ventures beyond the comfortable confines of software development and into another realm of the gaming industry entirely.

It’s clear that Valve are looking at new ways in which it can enable gamers to use Steam outside of the traditional PC desktop setup and this trio of hardware that is now on sale seems to be the backbone move towards getting Steam into the living room, or any other part of the house for that matter.

You can find more info about all of the new products on the Steam Hardware page.


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