Valve Opens Pre-orders for Steam Controller, Steam Link, and Steam Machines

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The first products in Valve’s console-style PC gaming Steam Hardware lineup, including the Steam Controller, Steam Link game streaming device, and Steam Machines from Alienware and Syber, are now available to pre-order.

For U.S. customers, hardware will ship on October 16th, nearly a month ahead of the official November 10th launch date, if pre-ordered from Steam or GameStop. This offer will only be available for a limited time, so pre-order ASAP.

For Canada and Europe, retail partners in the pre-order program include GameStop, EB Games, Micromania, and GAME UK. However, from what I can tell the early hardware delivery only covers the U.S.

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Steam Hardware that’s now available to pre-order includes:

Steam Controller — An innovative input device that allows you to play games from all genres, including traditional gamepad style games as well as games usually reserved for play with a mouse and keyboard. The Controllers are wireless, completely configurable, and available for pre- order in the U.S. and Europe for an estimated $49.

Steam Link — The Steam Link allows Steam gamers to easily expand the range of their current gaming set up via their home network. Connecting any TV to your Steam host PC, Mac, or Steam Machine, the Link allows you to stream your games at 1080p 60 fps, and is available for pre-order in the U.S. and Europe for an estimated $49.

Steam Machines — Available from Alienware and other manufacturers, Steam Machines can serve as a stand-alone device for enjoying the Steam gaming experience in one box, with more than 1,000 titles available for native play. In addition, Steam Machines have the ability to broadcast and receive In Home Streaming, allowing you to stream your games to a Steam Link, or receive a stream from another Steam Machine or PC. Steam Machines will vary in price, offering a range of hard drive sizes, graphics performance, and more. Available for pre-order in the US, starting at an estimated $449.

Valve has also released a demo video introducing the final design and functionality of the Steam Controller. Watch that below.

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