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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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damarrin 23 Aug
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Yeah, a friend was in the Aug-Sep bracket and he got his e-mail yesterday. He said he ordered his SD in October. Good times!


Last edited by damarrin on 23 August 2022 at 9:44 am UTC
TheRiddick 23 Aug
RDNA3 and RDNA3+ APU's on 5/4nm will be a REAL special time for handheld devices! Might start seeing some APU's come end of 2023.
toojays 23 Aug
Looking forward to the day the existing market is saturated enough for Valve to start selling to Australia.
Every time they "ramp up production" and are able to deliver more fast to customers, I fear that it is because too many people have cancelled their order. On the other hand, it is much more ideal if people can order and then get a Steam Deck almost immediately. It can also mean that it becomes more readily available to the general public, and show up in electronics stores (though that probably requires the software to be slightly more mature still).

I do hope that it is simply because they are able to produce them faster, and they therefore end up in more users' hands. At this rate it may almost be available for Christmas for new buyers.
jordicoma 23 Aug
My deck it's already on the way (after waiting a year).
I imagine the production its increasing because it's no longer necessary to produce useless crypto miners.
Nvidia/amd are not producing the new graphics card and want to wait as there are to much on the market and aren't selling as much.
Or simply the production has increased.

I'm waiting to try mine this or next week.
const 23 Aug
Quoting: jordicomaMy deck it's already on the way (after waiting a year).
I imagine the production its increasing because it's no longer necessary to produce useless crypto miners.
Nvidia/amd are not producing the new graphics card and want to wait as there are to much on the market and aren't selling as much.
Or simply the production has increased.

I'm waiting to try mine this or next week.
Is this really the case? I'm thinking about upgrading my desktop since a while and haven't yet stumbled upon new parts for super cheap, yet.
Ardje 23 Aug
Meeh, now I don't have a special status anymore as one of the chosen few with a Deck. Now everyone will have a deck.
Eike 23 Aug
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Quoting: constIs this really the case? I'm thinking about upgrading my desktop since a while and haven't yet stumbled upon new parts for super cheap, yet.

For GPUs, it's was getting less bad, but not yet good when I looked last time.
Eike 23 Aug
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Quoting: ArdjeMeeh, now I don't have a special status anymore as one of the chosen few with a Deck. Now everyone will have a deck.

*hug *
damarrin 23 Aug
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Quoting: ArdjeMeeh, now I don't have a special status anymore as one of the chosen few with a Deck. Now everyone will have a deck.
Yes, that is my issue with the whole supply situation as well. I already miss being special.
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