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Steam Deck Release Date & Expectations: Delayed?

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Pradyumna Srivastava
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Valve Steam Deck is already released in the month of October. But that is not all. Now the latest issue with the Steam Deck is that even though they promised to do the reserved deliveries by the end of December, it is not going to happen. The real story steps out as same as the manufacturing reduction with the PS5 consoles.

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Mostly, the world case scenario as disrupted by the unfortunate COVID is yet not over. Many places still have strict policies and are restricting any transfer of non-urgent goods. This involves a chain supply of many components which these plants need in order to fabricate the finished product. Sometimes, the chips aren’t delivered, and sometimes the microcontrollers. Also, at times, there is a lack of workforce to get the job done. These are the reasons that have led up to the global shortage of manufactured units, thus resulting in zero stock left to deliver. 

When Will Steam Deck Get Delivered?

There are chances of stock to reappear for those of you who had it reserved early but without any promise. So the company has said that more reservations are welcome. And the earlier reservations, plus whatever reservations happen now from their site, will be able to get their sets delivered by February 2022, until further notice. No deliveries are promised as earlier, for the month of December 2021. 

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Steam Deck is Open for Reservations in Which Regions?

Yes, this is important as reservations are only open for some select regions, which are mentioned below. 

  • Canada
  • United States
  • European Union
  • United Kingdom

Further, if you need to check, you can always head on to their official website and let yourself know of the regional constraints, as these are always subject to change. 

Price Of Steam Deck

Steam Deck is available for reservation, and keep in mind that you can only order one product as one customer. Mostly, you cannot change your preferred product once you reserve for a product. So, just to help you decide better, we are providing you with the model variants with their prices. 

  • $399 variant is the 64 GB eMMC storage model, which comes along with a carrying case. 
  • $529 variant is the 256 GB NVMe SSD Storage which also comes with a carrying case. Also, you get the exclusive steam community profile bundle.
  • $649 variant is the 512 GB of NVMe Storage. Moreover, you get the anti-glare etched glass of premium looks, along with a virtual keyboard theme. Besides, there is also the carrying case and the exclusive steam profile bundle. 
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There is nothing to be done about the delay in the premium apparatus these days. Such a procedure, if it happened a couple of years earlier, could raise up a big issue. However, we all understand that Covid has changed the world in its own ways, and everyone is trying to do their best. So, with this article on- steam deck release date, we tried to uncover for you the latest news regarding the same. Any queries or comments are welcome.


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