Steam Deck vs Nintendo Switch photos leave gamers perplexed

Steam Deck
(Image credit: Valve)

Last month, Valve officially unveiled its surprise Nintendo Switch-style handheld gaming console, the Steam Deck. Named after its SteamOS, the device looks set to be a powerful competitor to the Switch, boasting access to Steam's enormous digital library. However, gamers are now questioning how portable the device really is.

We already knew it was on the large size, but with "hands-on" play sessions now being offered to media, we're seeing the first direct comparisons between the Steam Deck and the Switch. As you might expect, at 298mm x 117mm x 49mm, it's an awful lot bulkier, although the design also has similarities (See the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals to try the latter device for yourself). Check out our live blog for all the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.