Steam Deck Supply, screenshot of Steam Deck console and case.

Steam Deck Supply Issues Have Been Resolved

July 29, 2022

By: Samantha Plaisance

 
 

The Steam Deck supply took quite a hit earlier this year, as Valve mentioned that they had a few production issues that kept customers from getting their handheld device within a decent time frame. Excitingly, the company has just announced that these supply chain issues have been cleared up, and those who made reservations for their Steam Deck will now receive them by the end of this year. 

Steam Deck Screenshot, Steam Deck Supply

 

The Steam Deck handheld gaming device is one that had gamers drooling, as it takes everything great about Steam on PC and tosses it right into the palm of your hands. You can take your games on the go, and still experience the thrill of both PC and handheld devices all at once. Of course, gamers couldn't wait for this release, and reservations began to pile sky high. 

Sadly, as with most things in life, those who made reservations were forced to wait due to supply issues that Valve had faced. Some of the facilities that the company ordered their parts from had shut down production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that it would take quite some time to get the handheld shipped out, as well as a delay in the production of their Steam Deck Dock.

 
 

Luckily, we have just learned that the supply chain issue has been resolved, for the time being, meaning anyone who has already made their reservations will receive their Steam Deck before the end of Q4 this year. They mentioned that along with the supply issues being cleared up, they have decided to ramp up production to "produce more Decks faster than ever before."

Anyone who is in the queue already should watch for the email in regards to their Decks. Valve states that anyone in the "Q4 or later Bracket" has been moved up to the Q3 bracket, meaning they should get their handheld device between July and September. Everyone else that had reservations are now in the Q4 bracket, meaning theirs will arrive between October and December. 

 
 

The company does go on to state that any new reservations will be put into the Q4 bracket. Still, if that queue also beings to fill up substantially, the overflow will be moved into the next quarter. There is a site to check where you sit on the reservations list, but you must be logged in to view your bracket. 

The company goes on to state, 

"We're happy we'll be able to get Steam Decks into your hands faster than we had estimated. It has been great to see all the positive feedback, impressions, and amazing things you all have already been doing with your Steam Decks. We can't wait to see even more in the coming months."

Anyone who would like to reserve their Steam Deck can do so here. There are three purchase options available currently. Here is what comes with each one, and how much it'll set you back: 

64GB - eMMC - $399 

 
 
  • Carrying Case 

256GB - NVMe SSD - $529 

  • Faster storage
  • Carrying case
  • Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle

512GB - NVMe SSD - $649

  • Fastest storage
  • Premium anti-glare etched glass
  • Exclusive carrying case
  • Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle
  • Exclusive virtual keyboard theme