If you want to reserve a Steam Deck and have not managed to secure a reservation yet, it seems that you will have to wait a while to get your device. According to Steam’s store page on Sunday, both the $ 399 64 GB Steam Deck and the $ 529,256 GB version have “expected order availability” dates from Q2 2022, which means sometime next spring. The 512 GB $ 649 model is even later; it shows expected availability in the 3rd quarter of next year, which is sometime between July and September 2022.
According to Steam’s website, it plans to send order invitations by December this year. Steam will then convert reservations to orders.
Steam’s official Twitter account posted Sunday that Steam Deck reservations were open for new Steam accounts as well as existing accounts. Valve only revealed its handheld PC gaming device on Thursday, but when it opened for reservations on Friday afternoon, many received repeated error messages. According to Ars Technica, Valve received more than 110,000 reservations for 256 GB and 512 GB devices in the first 90 minutes after the orders were opened.