Valve’s Steam Deck has been struggling with delivery bottlenecks since release. Some pre-orderers will have to wait until the third quarter of 2022 before they are likely to receive their handheld console. In order to shorten the waiting time, Valve is gradually increasing production, which is already having an impact.
On Twitter, the Steam Deck’s official account announced that the first emails have gone out to pre-orderers who should receive their console in the second quarter. Valve processes the orders in the order in which they were received. If pre-orderers receive such an email, they have 72 hours to purchase the Steam Deck, otherwise the order will expire and they will have to requeue.
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In addition, Valve wants to speed up the delivery process. In the tweet, the company announces that there will be more deliveries in the second quarter. Sometimes there will even be two batches of pre-order emails per week instead of just one as is currently the case. You can see the whole tweet here:
link to Twitter content
Also, Valve has the information on the official Steam Deck website
The information is now available for new customers
After Q3 (October 2022 or later) ready for all three variants of the Steam Deck. So if you order now, you’ll have to wait at least until October before you can get your hands on your very own deck. All technical information can be found here:
All information about the release and specs of Valve’s handheld PC
The production of the Steam Deck is supposed to get faster and faster
In an interview, Lawrence told Yang, UX designer at Valve IGN (via The Verge) in February that the production of the Steam decks is progressing faster and faster. According to this, Valve produced tens of thousands of Steam Decks in the first month, hundreds of thousands in the second month and the production should continue to increase.
Of course we hope that Valve can fulfill all pre-orders with this production and that sooner or later we can order the Steam Deck without any waiting time. In the meantime, you can find out what you can expect from Valve’s handheld in our test video:
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Have you pre-ordered a Steam deck or do you think a handheld PC is superfluous? What is the maximum time you would wait for the Steam Deck? Please let us know.