The new portable console valve should be in stores right now. However, due to delays also caused by the current shortage of components, the new gaming platform will only arrive in February. Now, we have a new date for the launch of the portable console steam coverone of Valve’s most promising bets.
According to the company itself, sales will start on February 25. Until then, the giant of the world. gaming will take the opportunity to accumulate values to respond to the initial volumes of orders, already counting on the delays in the production and supply chain that continue to affect the industry.
Valve wants Steam Deck in stores on February 25
Given the initial plans for commercialization in December 2021, the date would be changed to January 2022. However, this forecast would also be frustrated by global delays in the production of components such as chips and semiconductors.
Now, we can have the new handheld console in stores starting February 25 in select markets. Apparently, from that day on, users who have made the reservation of the portable console will receive an email with the invitation to make the purchase.
Subsequently, the Steam Deck console will begin to reach users from February 28, counting the deadline for shipping orders.
Valve promises new batches of consoles every week
The tech also made it known that it intends to make new batches of consoles available every new week. This is one of the measures to be implemented to gradually respond to the volumes of orders placed by consumers.
Remember there are three configurations for the Steam Deck console, with 64GB of internal eMMC storage ($399); with 256 GB of internal NVMe storage ($529), and finally the top model with 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage at $649.
The portable console has a processor quad core from AMD based on Zen 2 architecture. It also has a graphics processor based on AMD RDNA 2 architecture, as well as 16 GB of LPDDR5 memory and up to 512 GB of SSD storage.
It also has a 7-inch screen with HD resolution (720p) touch sensitive, with 1280 x 800 pixels and 16:10 format. The panel reaches a maximum brightness of 400 nits according to Valve, as well as having a default refresh rate of 60 Hz.
Finally, we highlight Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity to, for example, pair a controller. It also has the 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi standard, as well as the Steam OS 3.0 operating system and a 40 Wh battery with autonomy for 8 hours of play.