It’s been quiet around the Steam Deck lately. This is probably mainly due to the fact that many pre-orderers have not yet received the PC handheld from Valve. At the moment Valve can only produce in small capacities and is gradually processing the orders. Since yesterday, however, the company has doubled production.
That’s according to a tweet from Steam Deck’s official Twitter account. It states that Valve will double the amount of Steam Decks shipped per week starting today. If you don’t have a pre-order email in your mailbox yet, you’ll have to wait at least until Thursday. Then the first emails for the third quarter go out. You can see the full tweet here:
link to Twitter content
That’s what the emails are about
If you have pre-ordered a Steam Deck, Valve will email you once a handheld is produced and ready for you. According to the official website All those who pre-ordered first will also be the first to receive an offer. If you received such an email, you have 72 hours to actually order the Steam Deck. However, if you let this time window pass, you are no longer entitled to it.
If you are expecting your console in the second quarter of this year, you should have already received this email. If this is not the case, according to Valve, this can still be on the way. You can also log in to the page linked above to see the current status of your order.
All information about the release and specs of Valve’s handheld PC
Q3 orders could go out faster
If you’re expecting your Steam Deck in Q3 2022, you could be getting a pre-order email soon. As already mentioned, the first of these will go out this week. It may well be that Valve will be able to process orders faster than previously thought thanks to the doubled production capacity. So you might be able to order early in the third quarter.
If you haven’t ordered a Steam Deck yet, you officially have to wait at least until October 2022 or longer. However, this could also change as a result of increased production. It depends on how many new orders come in and whether or not Valve has already factored in the increased production in the estimates.
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