On February 25, shortly after 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET, the first batch of Steam Deck order emails will be sent to reservation holders. Customers will have three days from the receipt of their order email to purchase a Steam Deck, before their reservation is released to the next person in the queue. The first units will ship on February 28.
Press units will also be sent out shortly, with the review embargo for coverage lifting on February 25. Prior to that, some outlets will publish preview coverage and impressions.