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Steam Deck delayed to February 2022

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It's not just games that are being delayed.

The Steam Deck has been delayed into February 2022, Valve has today revealed.

“The launch of Steam Deck will be delayed by two months. We’re sorry about this—we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates,” Valve said in a new blog post.

“Based on our updated build estimates, Steam Deck will start shipping to customers February 2022. This will be the new start date of the reservation queue—all reservation holders keep their place in line but dates will shift back accordingly. Reservation date estimates will be updated shortly after this announcement.”

That new date sadly doesn’t apply to Australia; we weren’t one of the first regions provided access to the new handheld PC unit. Those in US, Canada, European Union and the UK can potentially expect their Steam Deck from February 2022, provided they registered for one when it was first announced.

It’s unclear when Australia will gain access to the Steam Deck; we’ll keep you posted as we learn more.



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