Valve Delays Launch of Steam Deck by Two Months Due to Supply Issues, First Units Now Shipping February 2022

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The launch of the Steam Deck is being delayed by two months. Valve revealed the news in an email sent out to pre-purchasers today, which explained that components can’t reach its manufacturing facilities in time due to global supply chain issues such as material shortages. The first Steam Deck units will now be shipping in February 2022.

From Valve:

We’re sorry about this—we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates.

Based on our updated build estimates, Steam Deck will start shipping February 2022. This will be the new start date of the reservation queue—you will keep your place in line but dates will shift back accordingly. Reservation date estimates will be updated shortly after this announcement.

Again, we’re sorry we won’t be able to make our original ship date. We’ll continue working to improve reservation dates based on the new timeline, and will keep you updated as we go.

The official Steam Deck site has been updated to reflect the handheld PC’s new shipping date. According to the reservations page, newer orders will not ship until after Q2 2022.

Source: Valve

Tsing Mui
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