Just four years after Valve released their weird a** Steam Controller, they’re reportedly done with it. At the moment, the controller is on sale for just USD$5 which is a 90% discount of the original USD$49.99 price. To add to that, they’ve also added in a note on the Steam Store which says there’s a limited quantity remaining. The Verge also reports that this will be the last batch of controllers to be made, and they’re basically getting getting rid of their remaining inventory.
Okay, admittedly, the controller wasn’t that bad, it’s just that it was weird AF. Not gonna lie, I mean look at it’s form factor, and it’s weird touchpad which was in place of physical buttons and D-Pad. But reportedly, Valve did sell 500,000 units in their first six months, so that’s something.
It did have its uses. It made customisability its selling point, and you could play games in all sorts of weird ways. But in the end, it seems that gimmick hasn’t paid off for Valve, and they’ve eventually brought it to the axe. It’s not exactly sad, considering you can connect so many types of controllers to your PC and TVs these days. So what are we missing out on really? Not much, but it does paint a dark picture for the company, knowing that this is one of the things they have eventually failed at.