The Verge wrote
Sure, Asus can build a faster Steam Deck-like handheld gaming PC, but there’s no way it could compete with Valve on price, right?
Guess again. The higher-end Asus ROG Ally will apparently cost just $699.99. That’s for the model with an AMD Z1 Extreme chip, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD — meaning that Asus’ 512GB handheld costs just $51 more than a 512GB Steam Deck.
If this is a true and correct it’s fantastic for the consumer .. and much more so for Valve. Unless I’m utterly stupid (this Is very possible) a good chunk of people are likely to purchase this higher end device with all the bells and whistles, install Steam.. and buy even more games for Valve .. on the cheap powerhouse built be Asus…
I was thinking that perhaps they would bundle this with the Epic Games store and do a deal with them for a percentage of sales but .. then I remember the world where we live in and where Asus and who Epics has backing them so this likely won’t happen either so .. all in all yeah Valve may sell a few less systems but all in - they will be winning at the end of the day!