Valve has announced that the Steam Deck will be shipping to Asian regions later this year and has already started taking reservations as we speak. It comes after Valve ramped up production after resolving some supply chain issues (opens in a new tab).
Komodo works with Valve as an authorized reseller of the Steam Deck, and customers in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong can make reservations on Komodo’s retail site. (opens in a new tab) Komodo offers the same 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB Steam Deck models that are available in other regions.
Steam Deck is coming to new regions! Starting today, you can reserve a Steam Deck in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with the help of Komodo, the authorized Steam Deck reseller in these regions: https:// t.co/jVvhAGq5MAReserve yours now at https://t.co/0Voqd80sSC pic.twitter.com/hqg7RWJwEOAugust 4, 2022
Once customers pay a deposit, they get a rough estimate of when they should expect their Deck to ship. Then they, too, can live in a state of constant stress refreshing the page, hoping it doesn’t get pushed back another three months.
If you have a reservation in other regions like North America, UK or EU, don’t worry, your online position to get a Deck is not affected by Komodo reservations. Chances are you’ll always get yours before them anyway. Crossed fingers.
“We’re very excited to make Steam Deck available in more places around the world, and hope gamers in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong will love Steam Deck as much as we do,” said Valve. in a blog post. (opens in a new tab).
Steam and Komodo are also planning to set up a giant booth at this year’s Tokyo Game Show so attendees can learn about the Steam Deck and see what it’s all about. (opens in a new tab)
I’m sad to announce to our Australian readers who are eagerly waiting for the Steam Deck to come into their lives that there is still no new update on when it will ship to your region. It might take a while, but we’ve got tips on how you might catch one if you don’t mind jumping through a few hoops (opens in a new tab).