Valve announced that it has solved the logistical problems of supplying components used to manufacture the Steam Deck portable console. Console production is now accelerated and users receive their orders faster.
valve production team reportedorders expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year and beyond will now be delivered in the current quarter.
“We are pleased to report that we are able to meet demand faster than expected for everyone in the booking queue. Many of the supply chain issues are slowly disappearing and we continue to ramp up production, making Steam Deck faster than ever. We’ve updated the booking windows so that all queued users will receive their Steam Deck payment emails this year – many of those who were waiting for their device in Q4 or later are now in the Q3 (July -September)” and all others are in the window “Quarter 4 (October-December)”»— written down Valve on their official website.
The company added that if you order the console now, many will fall in the Q4 order window, but some may not be able to get their console until the first quarter of 2023.
The Steam Deck is based on a custom Van Gogh APU from AMD. This is one of the cheapest portable set top boxes on the market. In the near future there will be worthy competitors (AyaNeo 2, GPD Win Max 2, etc.) built on the basis of more modern and productive Ryzen 6000 processors, however, these solutions are priced much higher than the Valve prefix.