Steam Deck has dominated the handheld PC market since launching in 2022. Its success seems to have inspired other major PC gaming companies to dive into the world of handhelds. Though the Steam Deck will likely be hard to top when it comes to performance for the price, Valve’s handheld will soon have a big-name competitor: the Asus ROG Ally. A Windows-based handheld gaming PC, the Asus ROG Ally is gearing up for a worldwide launch that “may be sooner than you expect.” Details on the device are still murky, but you can sign up for preorder notifications at Best Buy.

Again, most of these details are from speculation and early leaks, so until Asus reveals concrete details, the only thing we know for sure is what the handheld looks like. We also don’t have pricing details yet, but don’t expect for the Ally to launch at Steam Deck price points. That said, hopefully it’s not too much more expensive than Valve’s popular handheld.

An exact release date hasn’t been revealed, but based on the messaging from Asus thus far, it sure sounds like we won’t have to wait long at all. And based on the early hype, it’ll likely be a hot product–especially if it launches at a reasonable price. If you’re looking to snag one at launch, be sure to sign up for notifications–which only requires an email–as it’s likely quantities will be limited.

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