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