Phil Hayton >Published Sep 20, 2022 >Gaming hardwareSteam DeckValve has updated its Steam Deck availability information and is reportedly shipping Q4 reservations. Even better, new customers can still get a portable powerhouse before Christmas. The quarterly queue seems to cover September through December.
Valve has revealed in a Steam Deck update that it is "speeding through reservations with an accelerated pace", which can be attributed to an increase in production. The company has enough units to fulfill all its Q3 bucket backorders, and begin its Q4 2022 reservations list.
Valve's current availability information is only estimates. This means that your Steam Deck reservation may not arrive before the end of the year. The fact that the window information is applicable to new orders is a sign for confidence. This could mean that the Christmas carol, "Deck the Halls", may take on a different meaning.
You might be waiting for information on accessories if you already own a Steam Deck. It looks like Valve's official Dock could soon be here. The company recently abandoned its status as vapourware and showed up at TGS 2022. While great alternatives such as the Jsaux Steamdeck dock may be able to replace the real thing, we will need to compare them before making a decision.
Are you not too concerned about official Valve shenanigans This Steam Deck case is custom-made and features a 1080p display. It gives you retro PS2 car journey vibes.