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Steam Deck Delayed to February 2022

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Electronics around the work are currently facing a global shortage of components needed to bring them to the market. Nintendo has had to slash forecasts, Sony can’t get enough components, and Microsoft struggles to get supplies. Now, Valve has been forced to delay the launch of the Steam Deck to February 2022 due to  “material shortages.”

“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.”

In a statement on Valve’s website, the company says those who were able to secure their preorders first and were expected to get their hardware in December, will now receive it in February. What this means is the start date for shipping has been pushed back, so your place in line when you reserved the Steam Deck stays the same, but the time frame has changed.

“We’ll continue working to improve reservation dates based on the new timeline, and will keep folks updated as we go,” Valve said. To see when your Steam Deck will now launch, head here.

“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 company confirmed.

I’ll be honest and say this one stings – I was really looking forward to receiving my unit early next year but it looks like that won’t be the case any longer. Even if it is only two months, the wait isn’t necessarily bad but it falls into what is looking to be one of the busiest months for releases in a long time.

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