Valve delays deliveries of Steam Deck by two months

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Valve is delaying deliveries of the Steam Deck handheld by two months. The manufacturer reports this in an e-mail to buyers. The first handhelds are expected to ship in February 2022, instead of December this year.

Valve writes that the postponement is partly due to global chip shortages. “We’ve done our best to get around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components are not reaching our production facilities in time to meet our original release dates.”

According to the manufacturer, all buyers will keep their existing spot in the reservation queue. The delivery dates will be shifted in accordance with this waiting list. The first copies of the Steam Deck are estimated to ship in February 2022.

Valve announced the Steam Deck earlier this year. The handheld console features a semi-custom apu from AMD, which features four Zen 2 cores and an RDNA 2 GPU with eight compute units. The company began accepting Steam Deck preorders on July 16. The first handheld deliveries quickly sold out. At the time of writing, Valve is showing an expected “after Q2 2022” delivery time for new pre-orders of all three Steam Deck models.

New Steam Deck reservations will only be delivered “after the second quarter of 2022.” Source: Valve

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