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Steam Deck Shipments Are ‘Ramping Up’ According to Valve

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Steam Deck shipment confirmation emails are beginning to go out to the next reservation window, and more often than before.

p>Valve's new handheld gaming device, the Steam Deck, is doing quite well for the company. Many fans are still waiting for their opportunity to get their hands on one, with reservations going back to 2021.

Those who were too late to reserve a Steam Deck to receive one during the first wave of shipments will likely be glad to hear the latest update. Steam has announced that confirmation emails are now being sent out to those who pre-ordered with a Q2 release window estimate.

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Valve has now sent its first wave of Q2 order confirmations. It seems that production on the Steam Deck is ramping up. In a new tweet, Valve revealed that more confirmation emails are being sent out than before. The confirmation emails, for anyone unaware, is when those who reserved a device can confirm their address and make the final purchase. Only $5 USD is required to hold a spot in line until the device is actually ready to ship. With so many people waiting for one, it's no real problem for Steam if a pre-order is canceled before the payment is made, and the reservation fee will be returned, so fans don't need to worry if they're unable to purchase one now.

window.arrayOfEmbeds["1511019543803543556"] = {'embedded_twitter' : '"<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Welcome to Q2! We&#39;ve just sent out the first set of order emails to Q2 reservers (in order of reservation time). Starting today we&#39;re ramping up Steam Deck shipments, and will be sending more order availability emails every week. Sometimes even twice a week! <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/54TAoCQXfd\">pic.twitter.com\/54TAoCQXfd<\/a><\/p>&mdash; Steam Deck (@OnDeck) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/OnDeck\/status\/1511019543803543556?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">April 4, 2022<\/a><\/blockquote>\n\n"'};

According to Valve, these confirmation emails have been sent out once a week. Going forward, they may be sent out more than once per week, inviting more users to make their final purchase. It's an exciting time to be a fan of Valve's hardware creations, and while the Steam Deck has experienced some problems since its launch, it seems to be widely appreciated and more likely to be a success for the company than some of its prior hardware releases, like the Steam Machine and controllers.

By and large, the reports from media and users of the Steam Deck indicate that the unit has a lot of potential. Windows 11 is now supported on the Steam Deck, and the number of verified Steam Deck games continues to increase as Valve goes through its massive gaming catalog. With that being said, though, there have been some issues with games breaking, like Final Fantasy 14 following an update. In addition, some developers have decided not to make their games playable on the Steam Deck, as they feel that it could be utilized to bypass cheat protection.

With Valve already thinking about how the Steam Deck could be improved upon, it looks like it's already a big hit for the company. Gamers who are part of the Q2 Steam Deck reservation queue should keep an eye on their email accounts for confirmation. With any luck, Steam will be able to meet demand in the near future.

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