According to Valve, those who had previously registered to reserve a unit will have 3 days when they receive their receipt to complete their purchase, otherwise it will be going to the next person in the queue, so if you don’t hurry up and make payment, you could lose your spot.
“Hello, the day is almost here! On February 25th, we will be sending out the first batch of order emails to reservation holders. Customers will have 3 days (72 hours) from receipt of their order email to make their purchase, before their reservation is released to the next person in the queue. The first units will be on their way to customers starting the 28th, and we plan to release new order email batches on a weekly cadence.”
Valve’s Steam Deck is certainly quite an interesting prospect for PC gamers who want to take their games on the go. However, we have to wonder about how futureproofed such a device is, especially since PC components are constantly being upgraded, but only time will tell.