Valve and Komodo have given an update on the shipping of the Steam Deck through Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
It seems quite a lot of people will get their Steam Deck in those areas this year, with the announcement noting that anyone there who reserved a Steam Deck before December 1st will get them by the end of the year. They said that all pre-December 1st reservations they expect to have shipped across Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan by December 26th.
The odd one out here is South Korea, where it was mentioned that “unanticipated transport and customs issues” held things up and caused delays, but they’ve already solved the issues and so shipments there will resume on December 26th, with all South Korean reservations expected to be shipped by December 30th.
On top of that, it seems they messed up the reservation queue at some point, with Steam Decks going out in an incorrect order. Once again, they say this issue has been solved and now they should be going out again based on the reservation date.
Sounds like it has once again been a success though, as they mentioned the “overwhelming interest in Steam Deck”. So we really are about to get a big surge of people gaming on Linux with Steam Deck. Exciting.