Valve has announced that Steam Deck production is being ramped up, promising that starting June 28, 2022, console shipment numbers will double, writing that “today we will ship more than double the number of Steam Decks every week.” “.
This information comes directly from the official Steam Deck Twitter account, where the company also confirmed some good news for gamers pre-ordering the gaming handheld PC, announcing that promised Q2 orders are almost complete, with emails from third quarter reserve planned for June 30. .
Hi! Some great news on the production front. We just sent the last batch of Q2 emails and will start sending Q3 reservation emails on the 30th. Production has increased and as of today we will ship more than double the number of Steam Decks every the weeks! pic.twitter.com/kAHE0zRrV7June 27, 2022
Just for clarification, it refers to pre-orders with an estimated delivery date of Q3, not orders received. during Q3. These estimates were provided during the Steam Deck launch, as Valve did not limit the number of pre-orders that could be placed, so you can check your initial booking confirmation email to see if your console will ship this fall.
O Steam Deck Twitter Account (opens in new tab) also provided some guidance on how to verify your booking, writing “If you’ve been waiting for your email and haven’t received it yet, please allow time for it to go through the internet. Or just log in (while logged in) to check your booking status .”
Analysis: cool, now make it nice
While the Steam Deck has some teething issues to address, such as fan noise and output, it’s clear from recent announcements from Valve that it’s happy to work, having already implemented several actions to address most of your major concerns.
Still, the tech world moves fast, and certain computing components such as processors and graphics (both integrated and discrete) are typically updated with a new generation every 1-3 years, is it worth ordering a unit now or are they Is it better to wait for Steam Deck 2?
It’s hard to say, but I still haven’t found anyone among the initial recipients who regrets the purchase, so it stands to reason that the current model will be relevant for some time, even if an updated version is released. What I Does want to see more, though, are the color and design options.
That doesn’t matter to most people, but the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite have a number of limited-edition ruins and chassis options to customize the look and feel of the system to suit your chosen aesthetic. We know that there are white versions of the Steam Deck, although they were supposed to be just prototypes, and Valve had already teased that it planned to release the product in different colors.
The standard black model is fine – it does the job, but many people (particularly gamers) like their products to have some personality. That won’t stop me from booking one, but I want skins, replaceable thumb grips, and more.
Otherwise, I’ll probably wait until a new model comes out. By now, it is likely that current criticisms have been addressed and more features are in development. There are still plenty of gaming laptops to choose from if you want a real portable PC gaming experience of course, but I’m excited to see where the world of portable PCs is heading.