Nothing will have been simple in 2021 for everything related to the supply of electronic components but also to distribution channels. Valve is the last (apprentice) builder to realize it when the first deliveries of his Steam Deck are delayed by two months.
To all those who were already revisiting their favorite steam games in the comforting heat of their duvet by the long evenings of December, Valve interrupts their dream of a DSL BB.
The launch of Steam Deck is delayed by two months. We apologize for this period. We have done our best to circumvent the problems related to the global supply chain, but because of a shortage of materials, the components Do not arrive in time in our manufacturing plants so that we can respect the initial launch dates, explains Valve in his communiqué.
According to the new estimates, the first shipments of the Steam Deck will be honored in February 2022, new start date of the queue for reservations. Naturally, those who have already placed order will keep their place in the queue in question. Valve will keep us informed if the delivery schedule of this portable PC has come to evolve again.