Steam Deck vs Nintendo Switch OLED: two different approaches to handheld gaming

We bet Nintendo didn’t think it would have competition for the Switch OLED so soon, but that’s exactly what Valve’s new portable PC, the Steam Deck, is set to provide.

The Steam Deck could be considered to be the Nintendo Switch Pro that many had expected the Kyoto-based company to make, as it’s equipped with powerful specs, and is capable of running the latest AAA games like Death Stranding and Doom Eternal. It’s also a portable PC, and that means it’s capable of so much more than a handheld-only device.

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Steam Deck shouldn’t suffer from Nintendo Switch’s biggest problem, says Valve
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Valve’s Steam Deck is set to go head-to-head against the Nintendo Switch in the handheld space when it launches in Read more

Nintendo rules out releasing a Nintendo Switch Pro, at least for now
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To many people’s surprise, Nintendo has taken to Twitter to publicly reiterate that it has "no plans" to release another Read more

Weekly poll: Nintendo Switch OLED vs. Valve Steam Deck
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Last week Nintendo unveiled the OLED Switch, this week Valve unveiled the Steam Deck. Will you be picking up one Read more

What is Valve Proton? The Steam Deck’s live-or-die Linux software, explained
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The Steam Deck's success will hinge on Proton, a Valve technology that lets Windows games run on Linux. Here's what Read more

Valve Steam Deck Handheld Game Console Lets You Bring Your Steam Games On The Go
Valve Steam Deck

Remember when Valve was making a Steam game console? Yeah, that got us excited. And hugely disappointed when the whole Read more

The Steam Deck may not run your whole Steam library
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When Valve announced the Steam Deck on Thursday, the company said that the platform “can pretty much run anything you Read more

Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The Steam Deck has oodles of potential beyond gaming
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The Steam Deck looks like a very exciting gaming portable, with inevitable comparisons being made to the Nintendo Switch. However, Read more

The Steam Deck will never replace a real PC
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While a creative idea, it’s safe to say that the Valve-made Steam Deck will never be anyone’s favourite console, at Read more

Valve Steam Deck vs Nintendo Switch OLED: What should you buy?
Valve Steam Deck vs Nintendo Switch OLED

The Valve Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch OLED are both powerful but target very different gaming audiences The Valve Steam Read more

Steam Deck vs Nintendo Switch: 6 key differences you should know
Steam Deck vs Nintendo Switch

Valve recently unveiled the Steam Deck, a portable gaming PC based on the company’s own SteamOS. But, how does it Read more

Steam Deck: Everything you need to know
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The Valve Steam Deck is a newly confirmed portable gaming device, which is essentially a handheld gaming PC with a Read more

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld is like a Nintendo Switch built by PC nerds
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Here's hoping it does better than Steam Machines did. The rumors were true. Valve officially pulled the curtain back on Read more