The Valve Stream Deck Release Date Is Delayed To Feb 2022
Laura Lee - November 25, 2021


By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

This year, video game company Valve announced Steam Deck, their very first handheld gaming PC. Steam Deck sold out in minutes on their website in July when the first reservations opened, which Valve made exclusively available for their previous buyers. Ever since, Steam Deck has gained a following of gamers who are enthusiastic about joining the Valve community and waiting for their own opportunity to order. Steam Deck was originally supposed to begin shipping its first orders in December 2021, landing perfectly during the holiday season, but the wave of pre-orders became so high that Valve had to delay all shipments until February 2022.


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Valve posted their full update on the shipment delay in a blog post and emailed it to everyone on the reservation list. Their crew explained to its buyers, “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.” In other words, with the rampant effect that the current state of the global supply chain is having on all types of tech products, it has been almost impossible for Valve to keep the timeline they had planned for Steam Deck’s development.


Currently, the most you can do on the Steam Deck website is add the device to your wishlist. This places you in a queue so that when inventory is available, Valve will reach out to each buyer in order by which they reserved their device in the size of their choosing. With their update, Valve assured “all reservation holders keep their place in line but dates will shift back accordingly,” so no one will lose their spot in the queue. If you have been thinking of purchasing, it is best you add yourself to the queue now, so that you can still receive your Steam Deck by the end of 2022. The first shipments of Steam Deck will be only available in ​​the US, Canada, the UE, and the UK.