If you made a reservation to buy a Steam Deck, then get ready to finalize your purchase starting next month. On Wednesday, Valve revealed the official release date for the Steam Deck, the company’s upcoming handheld gaming device. The Steam Deck will launch on February 25, 2022 and will become available for purchase to those who made a reservation. Units sold on release day will begin shipping out to customers on February 28.
The first set of order emails will be sent out to reservation holders after 10:00 a.m. PST on February 25. Recipients will have 72 hours from receiving their email to buy their Steam Deck before losing their spot in line. Reservations are sent in the order they were made. New batches of emails will be sent out on a weekly basis, according to the blog post Press units for reviewers will be going out soon and the embargo for Steam Deck impressions coverage lifts on launch day.
The Steam Deck was first announced back in July 2021 and was expected to release that December. The release date was later delayed by two months due to supply chain issues. Check out the latest blog post on Steam for more details about the Steam Deck launch.