Preorders that were scheduled to ship in Q4 or later have been moved up to Q3 (July-September window). Valve is also certain that everyone else in line will receive their console this year. All new orders will initially be eligible for Q4 shipping; however, once that list is filled, new orders will be eligible for Q1’23 shipping.
Update on the manufacture of Steam Deck (excellent news)
Hello! We’re happy to report that we will be able to accommodate demand for everyone in the reservation queue more quickly than we had anticipated. As we continue to scale up production, many of the supply chain issues that are affecting Steam Deck are gradually improving, allowing us to make more Decks faster than ever before. Everyone who is currently in the reservation queue will receive their Steam Deck email this year as we have modified the reservation windows. The “Q4 or later” window had a large number of consumers who were now in the “Q3 (July-September)” window. The “Q4 (October-December)” window is now firmly occupied by everyone else.
Great news: Everyone who currently has a reservation can get their Steam Deck by the end of this year! We’ve cleared up supply chain issues, a bunch of folks got moved up to Q3, and all other reservations are now in Q4.
— Steam Deck (@OnDeck) July 29, 2022
New reservations will first fall into the Q4 bucket, but if these queues get too long, they will move into the next quarter. Please log in before visiting this site to see your reservation window. One of the most reasonably priced portable gaming consoles available is the Steam Deck, which uses an AMD Van Gogh APU. However, Ryzen 6000-based consoles (AyaNeo2, GPD Win Max 2, etc.) may soon outperform Deck in terms of performance, but such gadgets won’t be nearly as expensive. Having said that, this information should be welcomed by anyone looking for a low-cost handheld console with the newest GPU architecture (AMD RDNA2).