Valve announced that their first batch of Steam Deck units will ship starting February 28th. Valve says that the handheld PC launches on February 25th, but this is the date customers must confirm their purchase following their reservation. Reviewers will soon receive their Steam Deck press unit with embargo lifting on the 25th. Customers with a reservation and confirm their purchase will have to wait until the 28th for their order to ship. Here’s what Valve had to say:
Hello, the day is almost here! On February 25th, we will be sending out the first batch of order emails to reservation holders. Customers will have 3 days (72 hours) from receipt of their order email to make their purchase, before their reservation is released to the next person in the queue. The first units will be on their way to customers starting the 28th, and we plan to release new order email batches on a weekly cadence.
In addition, we’re sending out press units for full review shortly. Press review embargo on Steam Deck coverage will lift on February 25th, but keep an eye out for some preview coverage and impressions before that. In the meantime we’re working to tie up the last few loose ends and polish some rough edges, and are excited to get these out to you at the end of next month!
Additional details for the curious:
We will start sending invites shortly after 10:00 am on February 25th, PST
Order emails are sent in the same order that reservations were made.
You can only order the Steam Deck model that you originally reserved.
Your reservation deposit will be applied to the final price of Steam Deck, and shipping costs are included.
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