Not solely are you getting your Steam Deck by the end of the year, however you might additionally see your long-awaited handheld gaming PC even earlier than that — Valve has just announced that “a bunch of folks” ought to see their reservations moved as much as Q3 instead of Q4, that means they’ll get emailed a chance to buy the $400-plus moveable by the end of September, if not sooner.
It shouldn’t be for much longer to attend after you get that e-mail, both: Valve doesn’t ship the emails till the techniques are in-hand and able to ship. If you log into Steam, you possibly can check your reservation here.
Valve doesn’t share reservation or gross sales numbers for the Steam Deck, however designer Lawrence Yang tells us the “Q3 crew” ought to now be “a decent chunk bigger” than beforehand.
Valve has been growing manufacturing of the Deck by leaps and bounds since its authentic restricted launch, transferring to twice-weekly emails in April, doubling shipments in June, and ramping once more in July. That was sufficient to not solely promise each excellent Deck reservation would ship by the end of 2022 however also begin launching in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as well.
Valve additionally shared immediately that it’s now getting extra reservations every day than it has at any level since launch. And but, even for those who waited till immediately to order one, it ought to nonetheless ship by the end of 2022. New reservations are nonetheless listed as “Q4” on the Deck’s retailer web page.
Another enjoyable stat – the quantity of Steam Deck reservations being made every day continues to develop, and is at its highest since our launch earlier this 12 months!
— Steam Deck (@OnDeck) August 24, 2022