Valve’s $400-and-up transportable gaming PC the Steam Deck went on sale this morning… however you didn’t get an e mail from Valve, I’m guessing? I didn’t both — and as Valve’s just now explaining, that’s as a result of they’re going out in small batches relatively than all of sudden; the following batch gained’t be arriving till Monday, March seventh; after which they’ll exit in weekly batches every Monday, presumably by means of the month of June.
Did you’ve got a reservation for Q1 2022? It is best to see your e mail by the top of March. Q2 2022? They’ll begin in April, once I’ll hopefully get mine since I ordered on the very first day (however who is aware of, the reservation website had a lot of trouble that morning).
And in case your reservation says “After Q2 2022,” Valve says keep tuned for “information quickly.” Maybe meaning they’ll cease delivery weekly at that time? Valve’s Q3 would usually run July by means of September.
The excellent news: Valve gained’t ship you an invitation till your unit is definitely able to ship, you’ll get 72 hours to finish the acquisition, your $5 reservation price counts towards the sale, and also you gained’t need to pay something additional for delivery — it’s included. You’ll, nevertheless, need to resolve in case you’re all for turning into an early adopter. Like I clarify in my Steam Deck review, it’s principally an early entry recreation console.
Bought any extra questions concerning the Steam Deck that aren’t addressed within the evaluations? Hit me up at email@example.com and I’ll attempt to reply in an FAQ subsequent week.