We're about to see a whole lot more people gaming on Linux, with a shiny Steam Deck arriving at the door of many people across Asia. ICYMI: Valve hit a home run with the first year of Steam Deck.
On the official OnDeck Twitter account, Valve announced "The wait is over! Steam Decks are now shipping out to customers who reserved units in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan!" so it will be thoroughly interesting to see what happens from now.
That really will be a ridiculously large bump for the amount of Steam Deck gamers, and will no doubt from January / February onwards show some movement on the Steam Hardware Survey, which keeps showing a new high for the Linux user share since it uses SteamOS 3 Linux.
Additionally, Valve just recently bumped all the recent Beta changes to Stable for the Steam Deck Client (not the OS). In the announcement Valve said "We have just shipped an updated Steam Client to the Stable (default) channel. This update includes all the changes and improvements that have been undergoing testing in the Beta and Preview channels." and also noted these additional fixes added:
- Fixed gamepad focus issues in Steam store.
- Fixed footer buttons sometimes not appearing in Steam store.