After its launch in the West earlier this year, Valve is finally launching the Steam Deck in select countries in Asia through Komodo.
Specifically, Valve announced via a blog post that its portable gaming PC/console is going to be available in four territories in Asia, including in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Komodo is a shopping service that Valve has worked on for years now, and it will be the official authorized reseller of the console in the aforementioned regions.
Reservations for the Steam Deck are open now at steamdeck.komodo.jp, and customers who reserved will get their unit later this year. Take note that the Asian reservation queue is separate from the North American and European reservations.
Valve releasing the Steam Deck in Asia is great news for gamers in the region, though its release is very limited as it’s still not confirmed for a Philippines or an SEA release. Still, it’s a good indication that Valve isn’t just looking at the West when it comes to the release of its new handheld.
With an East Asian release confirmed, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see Valve release it in Southeast Asia as well. Though if the first Asian regions are to be considered (all of which are considered first-world), it’s likely that Singapore will be the first in SEA to get it, if it does get released in SEA.