Valve has announced that refurbished Steam Deck consoles are now available. As “Certified Refurbished” Steam Deck devices, these are tested, get full factory reset, and come with the same one-year warranty as a new Steam Deck. Valve was keen to note that these might come with “minor cosmetic blemishes”, but still “provide a reliable, high-quality gaming experience at a lower cost.”
Of course, refurbished Steam Deck devices are cheaper than the new ones, and actually depends on the model, as the discount is higher on the most expensive SKU. In most of the Europe, the refurbished 512 GB version goes for €539, a good €140 less than the price of the new one, while the 256 GB is down by €110, at €439. The least expensive 64 GB model is priced at €339, €80 less than the new one. In the US and the UK, the 512 GB model goes for $519 and £459, the 256 GB one goes for $419/£369, and the 64 GB model sells for $319/£279.
Here is the full description for refurbished Steam Deck devices from Valve:
Each Certified Refurbished Steam Deck has been thoroughly tested to the same high standards as our retail units. Every device goes through a complete factory reset, software update, and an extensive examination involving over 100 tests at one of Valve’s facilities. Among the tests are all controller inputs, the audio system, the screen, and internals. Battery health is also assessed to ensure proper functionality and longevity.
All refurbished units meet or even exceed the performance standards of new retail units. Although they may have minor cosmetic blemishes, they provide a reliable, high-quality gaming experience at a lower cost.
All Certified Refurbished Steam Decks include:
- The same one year warranty as a new Steam Deck (unless longer as determined by your country of residence)
- A refurbished power supply – fully tested (may have minor cosmetic marks)
- Carrying case and Quick Start guide