Valve clears up Steam Deck availability confusion just as Q2 order emails go out
There’s some good news for all of you in Q2. Valve has sent out the first order emails for Q2 preorders on the Steam platform. Valve has also updated the Steam Deck product page to give you a more specific time frame as to when you should see your product.
in a tweet Valve from the official Steam Deck account said: “Starting today, we will be increasing Steam Deck shipments and will be sending out more weekly order availability emails. Sometimes even twice a week.”
So if you have pre-orders for the second quarter on Steam, keep an eye out for Valve’s emails, as you only have 72 hours to complete the deal, and it’s wise to double-check your shipping address and payment information.
This comes nearly two weeks after Valve said it had completed pre-orders for the remainder of the first quarter.In a follow-up tweet, Valve also said it had updated Steam Deck Product Page To “clarify what Q2, Q3, and post-Q3 mean in terms of months”, so it should be between the months before you’re ready to tackle Steam Deck pre-orders.
If, like me, you pre-ordered it the day after its launch on Steam, our “expected order availability” is now Q3 2022 (July-September). Yes, it’s still only Q3, but, for some reason, seeing a few months feels more real to me. Anyone booking from now will have to wait until after the third quarter, which is October 2022 and beyond. Valve also stated that there are “no changes or delays to the pre-order window,” which is good news.
We’ve also updated the Steam platform product page to clarify what Q2, Q3, and the months after Q3 mean. No change or late booking window, just some additional info. Log in and visit this page to view your quarterly estimates: https://t.co/AcuGmUPbNNApril 4, 2022