Portable Steam Machine Won’t Roll Out Until 2016 Dylan Duarte August 11, 2015 News The portable Steam Machine, which doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like Steamboy did, now has a pre-order date, release window, and a price. They’ll go on sale on November 10 for $299, but they won’t actually begin shipping out until Q4 2016, meaning you’ll have to wait a whole year after you purchase one to play it. However, know that $299 is apparently the pre-order price, so be ready to possibly fork over more money if you decide to wait to purchase one. The Smach Zero, which is what the device is currently called, will be the first handheld console that can play Steam games on the go and will be able to play more than 1,000 games on launch day. The controller has two touch pads, a control stick, seven buttons on the front and six on the rear, and it will play similar to Valve’s official Steam controller. Let’s just forget it’s called the Smach Zero and focus on the positives. The pre-order price is $299, the same as NVIDIA’s Shield Portable, which is what springs to mind when I look at this thing. However, the Smach Zero gives you more bang for your buck, with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage compared the Shield’s 2GB and 16GB of storage. It can also play Steam games on the go, whereas the Shield Portable requires you to stream them from your PC. It seems like the better system all-around, then again it’s called the Smach Zero. Share This With The World!