Very good news, folks. Everyone who currently has a pre-order is guaranteed a Steam Deck until the end of the year. So if you are in the third or fourth quarter, or you are in the abyss beyond the fourth quarter, you will receive your order sooner than expected.
All are now also ranked at Q3 or Q4 levels, with many bookings being lifted from Q3 to Q4.
Great news: everyone who has a pre-order right now can get their Steam Deck by the end of this year! We clarified the supply chain issues, a number of people were moved into Q3 and all other bookings are now Q4.
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As a reminder, the third quarter is the July to September window. The fourth quarter is the October to December window. You can check your Steam booking details while logged into your account.
Valve also says that new bookings made from now on will also be made in the fourth quarter. Although this is not guaranteed if the number of new reserves exceeds production capacity.
The Steam Deck comes in three price ranges: 64GB for $400, 256GB for $529, 512GB (among other upgraded qualities) for $649. It’s the perfect console for playing Steam games on the go, especially if you have a huge backlog. Personally, I would love to play my Steam games while lying in a peak gamer sloth form, so it’s a joy to know that the realization of that dream isn’t too far off.
The Steam Deck launched on February 25th, but only the lucky few who placed their pre-orders quickly received one at launch. Upon its release, the Steam Deck was praised for its performance, convenience, and features. Owners report that the Deck is a little heavier, but it’s probably the de facto portable PC gaming console for many years to come. You can check out our Steam Deck review for more information on how Valve’s console works.
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