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Steam Deck to roll out in more countries later in 2022



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Steam Deck, the alleged rival to Nintendo Switch, is in high demand. Ever since the “powerful handheld gaming PC” was unveiled on February 25th, reservations are being made in large numbers. Valve certainly wasn't expecting such an overwhelming response and is now juggling with the supply.

For a start, Valve released Steam Decks in limited regions, that is, the US, Canada, and the UK. To top it off, the company produced only a limited number of consoles. However, people outside these countries are still waiting for Valve to start pre-orders.

On Monday, Valve issued a small statement regarding the limited supply and further release in other regions. The company stated that they are working hard to increase their limited supply.

Here's what Valve said in their latest statement:

We have been working hard to increase the number of Steam Decks we can produce this year, and we now have more clarity on our longer term production schedule. As a result, in addition to Q1 and Q2, reservers can now see if they are in the Q3 order availability window.

But the interesting part comes with the second announcement. Valve said that the company has plans to release Steam Deck in more regions.

We are also looking into making Steam Deck available in more countries, including Japan, by the end of the year. The team is continuing to push on all of these fronts, and will share updates as we get more info.

As of now, the company has not provided a list of regions that they're planning to release the device. But it's worth noting that they mentioned Japan in particular.

So far, Steam Deck has received positive reviews from critics and the few lucky ones who got their hands on it. The access to the vast Steam library is another major reason why so many gamers have their eyes on the Deck.

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