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The Steam Deck Has Been Delayed Until February 2022

The Steam Deck has been delayed by Valve and is now expected to ship in February 2022.

Valve announced the updated shipping time in a blog post:

“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.”

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Steam Deck Delayed
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The official page for the Steam Deck now lists “After Q2 2022” for the expected order availability.

The global supply chain is to blame for the delay. The Verge was one of the first to report on the delay and they pointed to a portion of Steam Deck’s faq page that reads:

“While we did our best to account for the global supply chain issues (by which we mean we factored in extra time to account for these risks and worked with multiple component vendors), our manufacturing plans were still impacted.”

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The Steam Deck faqs page adds:

“Material shortages and delays meant that components weren’t making it to our manufacturing facilities on time. Missing parts along with logistical challenges means delayed Steam Decks, so we needed to push out shipping by two months to February.”

Whatever the issue might be, we’ll be waiting at least four more months before we can get our hands on the Steam Deck.

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