Were you hoping to pre-order a Steam Machine from Valve and hoping to get in on the initial run that’s guaranteed delivery by October 16? Well you’re out of luck because Valve has confirmed that it has sold out off all pre-orders from the initial stock. Even if you place an order for a Steam Machine right now you won’t get delivery before November 10th, which isn’t a terribly long time to wait if we’re being honest.
It took less than a month for Valve to sell out of the initial pre-order allotment that guarantees delivery by mid-October, it’s merely a three week wait after that so folks interested in the consoles can still go ahead and place their orders.
Valve has partnered up with companies like Alienware to create these PCs which boot directly into an optimized version of the Steam gaming client, the Steam Machines are powered by SteamOS and according to the company they’re ideal for a “living room environment.”
Steam Machines range from $400 all the way up to $1,500, they’re capable of streaming games from local PCs as well as running titles that have Linux versions.
It remains to be seen though if with these Steam Machines Valve is able to break into the console industry that’s worth over $50 billion, only time will tell if it can give the likes of Xbox and PlayStation a run for their money.