You can now buy the Steam Deck directly. (Image source: Valve)
There are some consoles that are still hard to come by at the moment and the Steam Deck has also had some supply issues. That seems to be solved now, so the handy console can currently be bought without waiting times.
Platforms: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000
After streamlined production: Valve can now ship Steam Deck
The Steam Deck was originally supposed to be released in December 2021, but the date was pushed back to February 2022 due to delivery bottlenecks. Distribution is exclusively via the Steam Store – but the demand there was much higher than the production capacity. In the meantime, however, this has been optimized and that’s how it is the purchase of two of the three models is currently possible without long waiting times.
You can choose between a 64 GB (eMMC) model for 419 euros, a 256 GB (NVMe SSD) model for 549 euros and a 512 GB (NVMe SSD) model for 679 euros. While you can only reserve the first one so far, the other models are available for direct purchase. Here Steam is talking about one Delivery time of 1-2 weeks (Source: Steam).
If you’re considering buying the Steam Deck, think twice now. It could happen that it is at the handy console delivery bottlenecks due to the Christmas season comes.
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Steam Deck Docking Station now available
If you want to expand your Steam Deck, the Docking Station is now available. This should give your console a secure hold, when you connect it to the TV or put it somewhere. With a price of 99 euros, the product is certainly not a bargain, but at least you can make sure that there are no unwanted scratches. Here, too, Steam speaks of a delivery time of 1-2 weeks (source: Steam).