Steam Deck is coming to Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea

Missed a session of GamesBeat Summit Next 2022? All sessions are now available for viewing in our on-demand library. Click here to start watching.

Originally released in February, the Steam Deck is finally coming to the East. Shipment of the device is finally getting underway with the first orders shipping to Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea on December 17. Komodo handles distribution in these four regions.

Customers who have already pre-ordered the Steam Deck will receive confirmation emails starting December 1. Once those orders are confirmed, the devices will be scheduled for shipment. The first batch of handhelds will ship on December 17, with an expected delivery time of several days to several weeks.

Reservations for the Docking Station can now also be made through Komodo for gamers in these four countries. Deck Docks ship immediately with Steam Decks while supplies last.

Orders placed before December 17 are also eligible for free shipping. If someone in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan or South Korea is hesitant to order one, free shipping may be the deciding factor.

Prices for the Steam Deck and Docking Station start at:

  • Japan: JPY 59,800 / JPY 14,800
  • Kong Kong: 3,288 HKD / 828 HKD
  • Taiwan: 13,380 TWD / 3,280 TWD
  • South Korea: 589,000 KRW / 149,000 KRW

In case anyone was wondering, all those prices are about the same as what the Steam Deck and Docking Station cost everywhere else.

GamesBeat’s credo in covering the gaming industry is “where passion meets business”. What does this mean? We want to tell you how important the news is to you — not only as a decision-maker in a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat helps you learn about and have fun with the industry. Discover our Briefings.