Booking windows are increasing
Valve has a new update on Steam Deck production, and it’s good news. The company announced today that it is meeting demand earlier than estimated, so it is increasing reservation spots for those in line.
Gaps in the supply chain that initially plagued Steam Deck production have gradually been cleared up, and Valve says it continues to ramp up production. According to Valve, the company can produce Decks faster than ever.
Everyone currently in the pre-order queue will receive their Steam Deck email this year. And many customers who were previously in the fourth quarter window or later have moved into the third quarter. That window runs from July to September. All the others will fall in the Q4 range, or from October to December.
At this time, any new observations will be placed in the fourth quarter repository. If they are filled, the reserves will continue to overflow until the next quarter. Those who have a locked Deck can check their reservation window on the site.
Much more on deck
With more Steam Decks coming off the line, this is good news for those still waiting on their laptop. The company had previously said it was looking to increase its production and distribution, and it appears those efforts have paid off.
The official Steam Deck port is a bit of a different story, as the official hardware was indefinitely delayed a few months ago. For those getting their Steam Decks, third parties seem to be the way to go for a while. I ended up grabbing an online hub, and it’s been doing pretty well while I’m waiting for the real deal to be available.
Also, for those who do get a Steam Deck, be sure to watch out for any hardware modifications.