21JaxonHTue 20th Jul 2021 Many of us were in the PC thread. I'll give my thoughts again. This is amazing and I have a 512 model reserved. I'm massive fan of handheld gaming and as a Win 2 owner, I've done handheld PC before. This is not a new concept. The difference this time is it's Valve, and it has Gyro. And it's priced better. Just having Gyro and the Steam controller layout but with 2 analogs and 4 rear grip buttons is the dream realized. Portal 2 handheld was why I bought a Vita. By the time I got a Win 2 I had realized I can't play without Gyro in handheld. So close yet so far. I do think a lot of people are gonna get this thing and then realize once they get it it's a cruise ship. And that's my biggest issue. It's heavier than a Switch and New 3DS combined. That's not gonna be comfy for holding long periods of time. I really hope they release a Lite version at some point. Trim down the size and weight. Even if the screen size has to shrink to 6" with a reduced bezel. Battery life will also likely be 2 hrs for any demanding game which just isn't enough. Another reason why the Switch and Steamdeck just aren't the same. This isn't a slim, featherweight handheld you toss in the back pocket and can last you a while. But, many games can be dialed back to 600p (close enough), 30 fps with low or medium settings to extend life to 3 hrs. And Portal 2 gets 4 hrs at 720p, 60 fps max settings. 6 hrs at 30 fps. So less demanding games will also get more. Proton means most of my library runs at Native, Platinum or Gold ratings, but around 20% were silver, bronze or borked. Valve says they're working on it and I expect Proton to be improved significantly by launch, even more so by the time I get my system. @TheFrenchiestFry Persona 5 is "borked" in the Proton compatibility layer. Unless they fix that, or you install windows, it won't be running. Don't know about SMT3. But Idk why it would be funny. This thing is on par with a base PS4. I can't imagine any game that wouldn't run better. @dionysos283 No it won't. By the time this thing even gets in the hand of most consumers it'll be mid to late 2022. This thing will be successful, hoping at least 5 million, but that's a drop in the bucket and it's not the same as Switch. This thing is a cruise ship. At 670 grams its over twice the weight of Switch Lite. It's not a "tuck in the pocket and go" kind of system. 67% heavier than even the OLED model, and several inches wider. Nintendo isn't releasing a Pro. That ship has sailed. Next gen is only a few years away- that's when we'll see a jump from Nintendo. Even if by some miracle this device sold 15-20 million, and that somehow was enough to make Nintendo say oh, we have to respond, it would be next gen anyways. It takes years to plan hardware, source components, test the design.... it's too late for all that. Next gen is the next jump. Edited on Tue 20th July, 2021 @ 12:48 by JaxonH PLAYING NS: Warioware, Cruis'n Blast, Ni No Kuni 2 3DS: Metroid Samus Returns Steam: Horizon Zero Dawn, Deathloop, Tales of Arise PS5: Spiderman, Ghosts of Tsushima MOST EXCITED FOR NS: Metroid Dread, Monkey Ball, SMTV Jesus is Lord.