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Valve Says Steam Deck Shipping Will Be Faster Going Forward

April 4, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

Valve is aiming to pick up the pace of Steam Deck shipping and will accelerate the rate of sending out e-mails for current reservation holders.

The Steam Deck has been shipping out to reservation holders in waves since earlier this year, although the official dock isn't quite available just yet. The demand for this handheld gaming PC is understandably high -- that's exactly why Valve is ramping up production of the Deck. Now, the Washington-based hardware and software company has said that it's speeding up shipping, too.

 

More Steam Deck Shipping E-mails Coming Every Week

If you haven't gotten your Steam Deck order e-mail, you might not be waiting as long as you would have otherwise expected -- Valve has announced its intention to ramp up shipping, and it might get two waves of e-mails out in a single week in some cases.

"Welcome to Q2!" read a tweet from the official Steam Deck account. "We've just sent out the first set of order emails to Q2 reservers (in order of reservation time). Starting today we're ramping up Steam Deck shipments, and will be sending more order availability emails every week. Sometimes even twice a week!"

 
 

In addition to this good news, Valve announced that there are now a total of 2,000 Verified and Playable games on the Steam Deck last Friday. That's not to say there haven't been problems here and there; it recently announced an opt-in program to help troubleshoot issues with Verified games.

With increases in both shipping and production, one hopes that we won't have to wait for months to get a Deck. If you're keen on getting a new handheld gaming PC, you can reserve a Steam Deck right now for just $5; prices start at $399 or your regional equivalent.