Valve simply tweeted out some nice information for SteamDeck followers, saying it has greater than doubled the variety of Steam Decks being produced each week. The corporate additionally says it simply despatched out the final batch of Q2 reservation emails and is ready to begin kicking off Q3 reservations on the thirtieth — or in three days.
If you wish to buy a Steam Deck, now could be s good time enroll. With manufacturing numbers greater than doubling, Steam Deck consoles needs to be arriving to prospects a lot ahead of earlier than. That stated, the anticipated availability date has not modified and nonetheless says “October 2022 or later.” However there’s a probability this date will change with manufacturing ramping up, for the reason that date has remained the identical for months.
It is not in any respect stunning that Valve is closely rising manufacturing. In accordance with Valve, the Steam Deck has already develop into Steam’s High Vendor since April and outperforms precise video games offered on Steam reminiscent of Elden Ring which sits at second place. This reveals there’s enormous demand for the Steam Deck, and Valve in all probability wanted to extend manufacturing in any case to ensure reservation queue instances keep as little as attainable.
Hiya! Some nice information on the manufacturing entrance. We simply despatched the final batch of Q2 emails, and we’ll begin sending Q3 reservation emails on the thirtieth. Manufacturing has picked up, and after at this time we’ll be transport greater than double the variety of Steam Decks each week! pic.twitter.com/kAHE0zRrV7June 27, 2022
With GPU shortages easing and demand now equalizing, it is attainable Valve is ready to buy the next amount of Van Gogh SoCs from AMD, the chip that powers the Steam Deck.
Steam Deck costs haven’t modified since launch, beginning at $399.99 for the baseline 64GB eMMC mannequin. Stepping as much as the mid-range mannequin will price you $529, however that can get you 256GB of a lot sooner NVMe storage and a Steam Neighborhood profile bundle. Lastly, the flagship mannequin is available in at $649 that includes a 512GB NVMe drive with an anti-glare etched glass display screen (which we discovered is not that sturdy) an unique carrying case and an unique digital keyboard theme. Reservations begin at $5 for all three fashions.
For in-depth particulars in regards to the Steam Deck, and its gaming efficiency, take a look at our assessment of Valve’s console right here.