Valve officially released a production update for Steam Decks today, revealing that Steam Deck production has improved faster than previously expected and is meeting customer demand faster than expected. Many of the supply-chain problems are fading, and officials will continue to ramp up production. It is expected that all current orders will be shipped within this year.
Original official announcement:
Everybody is good! We are excited to announce that we will be able to fill our pre-order queue faster than expected. Many of the supply chain shortages affecting Steam Decks are gradually being eliminated and we will continue to scale up production so we can produce more decks faster than before.
As of today, we've updated the pre-order window so that anyone currently in the pre-order queue can receive an email about the Steam Deck this year. Many customers previously in the "fourth quarter or later" booking window have been moved to the "third quarter (July-September)" window; And everyone else is now unquestionably in the "fourth quarter (October-December)" window.
From now on, new bookings will fall into the fourth quarter, but will fall into the next quarter when the queue is full. To see your booking window, visit the site after you log in.
We're thrilled to be able to get the Steam Deck to you sooner than expected. It's been gratifying to see the positive feedback and positive impressions, as well as the amazing things that have been happening with the Steam Deck, and we can't wait to see more of them in the coming months.