Last week, the Steam Deck officially began shipping to the first wave of pre-order customers. It didn't take long for reports of Valve founder, Gabe Newell, hand delivering Steam Decks to hit the web, and now Valve has uploaded the footage too.
In celebration of the Steam Deck launch, Gabe Newell and a couple of camera operators hit the streets of Bellevue to hand deliver some of the first Steam Decks. Valve has now shared footage of the customer reactions:
We hired a new delivery guy to help with the Steam Deck launch, not sure he's going to work out. pic.twitter.com/JgcpTIBX7u
— Steam Deck (@OnDeck) March 1, 2022
In the beginning of the video, we learn that Valve did send out emails to select customers the day this was happening, so they knew the Deck was arriving, but Gaben being on the other side of the door was a surprise. Obviously, Newell can't tour the world delivering Steam Decks, so these visits were limited to those who live near Valve's HQ in Bellevue, Washington.
The Steam Deck is now shipping out to the first pre-order customers, and more units will continue to ship throughout the year. Currently, Valve has a pretty big waiting list for the Deck, so it will take months to fulfil all pre-orders.
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KitGuru Says: Did any of you pre-order a Steam Deck last year? Is yours arriving in the first wave, or will you be waiting until later in the year for your shipment?