Valve made an announcement that will get a lot of gamers excited as they wait patiently for their Steam decks. According to the company, all reservations will be completed by the end of 2022.
The good news: everyone who currently has reservations can get their Steam deck by the end of this year! We’ve ironed out the supply chain issues, a bunch of people have moved in Q3, and all other reservations are now in Q4. More details here: https://t.co/Xj2yEHqpKZ pic.twitter.com/floa2xZelK29 July 2022
valve cites it as an easing of supply chain issues, which had previously been put off steam deck production for months. Now it can ramp up production of the handheld, with some gamers moving the ship date to the third quarter (July-September). Everyone else will get theirs by the end of Q4 2022 (October-December).
If you reserve one now, you should be able to lock in a date for Q4 2022. And once Valve reaches full capacity, it will start queuing for the 2023 delivery window. The news comes a week after Valve announced Steam Deck production will double,
Analysis: But what about accessories?
It is great to see that more Steam decks are now getting into the hands of buyers much faster, and it bodes well for future production and shipments to be faster and roadblock free.
However, Valve must work on getting more accessories into those same hands before third-party suppliers do it for them.
An official statement from Valve states: “Due to a parts shortage and COVID closures at our manufacturing facilities, the official Steam Deck Docking Station is delayed.” And while they said that Steam Deck production was unavailable, it clearly wasn’t due to a lack of a supply chain that only recently ended.
So now that Valve is able to ship Steam decks quickly and on time, the company needs to crack that docking station Before it’s pushed out of its own market by third-party manufacturers who are already filling that gap.
at least they went iFixit. up to replacement parts,