Steam Deck Delivery Estimates Have Been Pushed Back To 2022
The Steam Deck has thus far done about as well as one would expect a powerful portable PC from Valve to do, exciting the masses in a world disappointingly absent of a Nintendo Switch Pro. When it was originally announced, all three versions of the Steam Deck had an estimated delivery window of December 2021. Now, with reservations having been open for a few days, Valve has pushed the estimated delivery windows back to next year.
Steam Deck reservations are now open! Choose your Deck at https://t.co/q7ANHMqDo4
— Steam (@Steam) July 16, 2021
Taking a cursory look at the landing page for Valve’s Steam Deck shows that the estimated delivery window is no longer December 2021 for any of the three versions of the device. The estimated delivery window for the two least expensive versions are now Q2 2022, while the expected order availability of the $649 version of the Steam Deck is now Q3 2022. As reservations continue to pour in Valve will likely push these dates back even more.
The good news is that those that dropped some money on a reservation a few days ago will likely still get their Steam Decks by the end of 2021. That said, those that are holding off on making a reservation may find their wait to be greater than a year, especially with scalpers continuing to put orders in. The good news is that Valve had the foresight to limit reservations to one per Steam account, and only for accounts that have made a purchase prior to June 2021.
The first batch of Steam Deck devices are still expected to ship out December 2021.
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