The Holidays are going to be a bit colder for some people as another delay has struck the gaming industry and this time around, even Valve won’t be able to dodge the global supply chain issues as the Steam Deck has been delayed and will start shipping in February 2022.
Valve announced the delay through an official blog post, saying that “we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates.”
Despite the delay, the stock situation looks to be something that won’t get better anytime soon, but folks who have got their preorders secured during the initial wave and were expecting theirs to arrive by December will get first dibs in the February release. All queues will still be followed and shipping dates will be moved accordingly.
Steam Deck Tech Specs
The Steam Deck will come equipped with the following specs:
- CPU – Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5GHz (up to 448 GFlops FP32)
- GPU – 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0-1.6GHz (up to 1.6 TFlops FP32)
- RAM – 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM (5500 MT/s)
- Storage – 64 GB eMMC (PCIe Gen 2 x1) / 256 GB NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4) / 512 GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4)
- Screen – 7″ 60Hz 1280 x 800px Touch Screen(16:10 aspect ratio)
- Battery Life – 2-8 hours depending on usage
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 (support for controllers, accessories and audio)
- Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Audio: 3.5mm stereo headphone / headset jack
- Expansion: micro SD slot
You can view the full tech specs over at the Steam Deck website.
Steam Deck Price
The Steam Deck will come in 3 models, each with varying storage capacity and SSD speeds:
- $399 for 64GB eMMC internal storage and carrying case.
- $529 for 256GB NVMe SSD internal storage, carrying case, and Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle.
- $649 for 512GB NVMe SSD internal storage, premium anti-glare etched glass, Exclusive carrying case, Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle, and Exclusive virtual keyboard theme.
Have you gotten yourself a reservation for the upcoming handheld?