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Steam Deck production better than expected, Q4 emails already going out

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Valve has confirmed that production of the Steam Deck has gone better than expected, and so even more (yes again) people will be seeing their emails to purchase one.

This has happened multiple times recently, so things are going very well over at Valve. Back at the end of July Valve announced they had sorted issues with their supply chain, then in the middle of August they also announced the number of emails going out was increasing.

Now we're back again because developer Lawrence Yang mentioned on Twitter yesterday:

Hi all, a few of you may have received an order email for your “Q4 window” Steam Deck reservation today. This wasn’t a mistake! Production has outperformed our estimates, and we’ll be moving more Q4 folks into the Q3 window.

Official announcement and info coming soon. 🎉

No other announcement has arrived yet, so likely an official Steam news post coming later this week. As a reminder, emails to purchase a Steam Deck go out every Monday and Thursday. Update: Yang also clarified on Twitter the reservation dates haven't been updated just yet.

Be sure to check out my essential Tips and Tricks for the Steam Deck and check out a few suggested games to pick up that won't break your bank balance.

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gradyvuckovic 23 Aug, 2022
Quoting: toojaysLooking forward to the day the existing market is saturated enough for Valve to start selling to Australia.

I'm already importing mine from the US but as soon as one is available in Australia to buy, I'm buying one as a gift for someone.
ShabbyX 23 Aug, 2022
I just made a reservation the other day and it said Q4. My plans to make it a Christmas gift for my wife is now ruined.

Click here to sign a petition to make Valve slow down production!
Mohandevir 23 Aug, 2022
Good job Valve! Let's make the Linux market share higher than ever!


Last edited by Mohandevir on 23 August 2022 at 12:40 pm UTC
TodC 23 Aug, 2022
Weird that they claim Q4 emails are going out, while mine says expected Q3 and I haven't gotten one. Maybe the cheaper ones are more readily available?
Mohandevir 23 Aug, 2022
Quoting: TodCWeird that they claim Q4 emails are going out, while mine says expected Q3 and I haven't gotten one. Maybe the cheaper ones are more readily available?

Yep! It's exactly this. The 512gb model is a lot longer to get than any other.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 23 August 2022 at 12:51 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 23 Aug, 2022
Quoting: TodCWeird that they claim Q4 emails are going out, while mine says expected Q3 and I haven't gotten one. Maybe the cheaper ones are more readily available?
It's also a region thing too of course, some regions just have more stock.
Liam Dawe 23 Aug, 2022
Update: Yang also clarified on Twitter the reservation dates haven't been updated just yet.
Pendragon 23 Aug, 2022
I keep hearing these stories, yet I still see no emails ..hmmmm
Purple Library Guy 23 Aug, 2022
Quoting: MohandevirGood job Valve! Let's make the Linux market share higher than ever!
Yes, I'm looking forward to seeing them all showing up in the stats.
LeBarjack 23 Aug, 2022
I placed my reservation in early october and steam poped up a order windows yesterday!

If the model matter, it's for the 512gb one...
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