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Valve has announced that they've sorted out various issues with their Steam Deck supply chain, so they will get through reservations much faster than expected now. This means a lot of people will be bumped up the list a bit getting their Steam Deck purchase email a lot sooner.

Everyone who has an existing reservation will get their purchase email this year. So many who were in "Q4 or later" were bumped up to the Q3 window and Valve said everyone else is now sitting properly inside Q4.

Any new reservations will be in the Q4 list but if those fill up, naturally they spill over into next year. Either way it's good news, as Valve can get Steam Deck units shipping a lot sooner than before.

We don't know exactly what has changed, as Valve only said that "the supply chain shortfalls that affect Steam Deck are gradually clearing up, and we're continuing to ramp production, so we're able to produce more Decks faster than ever before"

Valve also said to expect "more news soon".

This is awesome news, I'm excited to see more of you getting your units. Every single device shipping is a new potential Linux gamer!

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pedrobaeza 29 Jul
Yes, I have been moved up to Q3!
mr-victory 29 Jul
There was a discussion about this very topic on GOL Discord. I had predicted Q2 2023 but it looks like Valve is faster than expected!
I wonder what are they planning when reserves are fullfiled. They can't put this to physical stores for obvious reasons (many high profile games unsupported, software has deal breaker bugs) but what then?
EDIT: Perhaps they are planning to add more regions?


Last edited by mr-victory on 29 July 2022 at 5:57 pm UTC
I'm still in Q4, but I'm glad other people will be getting theirs sooner, and hopefully that means I'm sooner within Q4.

Quoting: mr-victoryThere was a discussion about this very topic on GOL Discord. I had predicted Q2 2023 but it looks like Valve is faster than expected!
I wonder what are they planning when reserves are fullfiled. They can't put this to physical stores for obvious reasons (many high profile games unsupported, software has deal breaker bugs) but what then?
There are 5,338 supported games on Steam Deck. There are 4404 licensed games on Nintendo Switch. Plenty of AAA games aren't playable on Switch.

I don't see why the game library is an obstacle to selling Steam Decks in brick-and-mortar retailers. A bigger issue might be that game stores could be reluctant to stock a console that doesn't allow you to buy games from those same retailers.


Last edited by RandomizedKirbyTree47 on 29 July 2022 at 5:57 pm UTC
property 29 Jul
I'm in Q3 ❤️
Pendragon 29 Jul
YES! My order is now Q3 .. hope my email comes soon
mr-victory 29 Jul
Quoting: RandomizedKirbyTree47There are 5,338 supported games on Steam Deck. There are 4404 licensed games on Nintendo Switch. Plenty of AAA games aren't playable on Switch.
Because of expectations. Let's say I have a PS4 and downloaded a PS4 game. Will I even think that if the game will work or not? Now apply this mindset to Steam Deck. With the correct marketing and improved verification system, people may buy Decks with the correct expectations but IMO most people will think the Deck is buggy because ie. it can't run PUBG. Keep in mind that I am talking about general public who can't distinguish an OS from the hardware.
Quoting: mr-victory
Quoting: RandomizedKirbyTree47There are 5,338 supported games on Steam Deck. There are 4404 licensed games on Nintendo Switch. Plenty of AAA games aren't playable on Switch.
Because of expectations. Let's say I have a PS4 and downloaded a PS4 game. Will I even think that if the game will work or not? Now apply this mindset to Steam Deck. With the correct marketing and improved verification system, people may buy Decks with the correct expectations but IMO most people will think the Deck is buggy because ie. it can't run PUBG. Keep in mind that I am talking about general public who can't distinguish an OS from the hardware.

Gen 1 hardware is never for the plebeians. At some point there will be critical mass of the catalog. Keep in mind that number is KNOWN playable games which is strongly tied to current gaming trends. It’s not like that number represents the entirety of PC games ever created.


Last edited by itscalledreality on 29 July 2022 at 6:55 pm UTC
Arten 29 Jul
Quoting: RandomizedKirbyTree47I don't see why the game library is an obstacle to selling Steam Decks in brick-and-mortar retailers. A bigger issue might be that game stores could be reluctant to stock a console that doesn't allow you to buy games from those same retailers.
It's allowed, box game with steam key are think, bux mostly they are colectibles...
Quoting: pedrobaezaYes, I have been moved up to Q3!
:( I was in Q3 but moved to Q4 lol, guess it goes both ways
Regis_S 29 Jul
I hope that they include my country soon to be able to order a deck. But based on history (none of the steam hardware became available here) it will not! :(
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