Steam Deck Orders to Get Delivered Earlier than Expected as Production Improves
The Steam Deck is in great demand, but Valve’s production processes are becoming better on a regular basis. More Q4 reservations are shifting into Q3, according to an unexpected tweet from Valve designer Lawrence Yang, and manufacturing is exceeding expectations.
With an order email already being sent out to certain customers, this means that current Steam Deck customers with a Q4 reservation may receive their handheld faster than anticipated. The number of orders that have been transferred from Q4 to Q3 is unknown, so don’t be shocked if you receive an order email at any time.
Hi all, a few of you may have received an order email for your “Q4 window” Steam Deck reservation today. This wasn’t a mistake! Production has outperformed our estimates, and we’ll be moving more Q4 folks into the Q3 window.
Official announcement and info coming soon. 🎉
— Lawrence Yang (@lawrenceyang) August 22, 2022
Yang claims that an official statement on the adjustments to the Q4 timeframe will be made shortly, thus this scenario will only last for a short while. That ought to put any residual questions about the existing Q4 bookings to rest.
The Steam Deck has consistently on the top-selling product for Valve. Hopefully, Valve’s manufacturing processes will follow this path so that customers can get their Steam Deck earlier than expected.