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I was in the shit with all you, trying to pay for like an hour from 6pm. I stopped to have my dinner and a couple beers, then thought I’d try again. It seems to have gone through now, but no indication if I’m getting some of the first allocation or a later batch or whatever. Reckon I’ll be able to stump up the full amount for one at launch, or am I being punted to 2024 or something?

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Just now, Triple A said:

Well it looks like they've taken my £4, but the order still isn't confirmed as yet.  Quality online store they have huh.

 

Same as me. I'll update if I get confirmation.

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1 minute ago, Jamie John said:

 

Same as me. I'll update if I get confirmation.

Just got the confirmation e-mail!

Bet I don't get it until Summer next year though, that's the timing the main Steam Deck page was giving when I tried to order again.

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Mine was added to the cart at 6:05 pm and has also just gone through, although it would seem I've ordered the 512Gb one by *mistake.

 

(* I'm lying to myself)

 

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Finally the 512gb went through. Added funds to wallet then paid. It said the transaction had failed and greyed out the purchase button.

 

Went to the cart and it said I already owned it. A few minutes later I got the confirmation email. Now when I go to my order history it is there saying paid.

 

I think the ETA was Q2 2022!!!!!

 

Still I reckon a lot of people will probably cancel so I suppose I could be bumped up the queue.

 

But overall, bloody hell. If a company as rich as Valve can't get server capacity right then there is no hope for anyone.

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6 minutes ago, Triple A said:

Just got the confirmation e-mail!

Bet I don't get it until Summer next year though, that's the timing the main Steam Deck page was giving when I tried to order again.

 

I haven't had confirmation. I am cry.

 

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44 minutes ago, auntyclimax said:

Argh, I got thie shit one by mistake. 

 

:(

 

Haha! :D Well, that makes me feel a bit better about getting the shit one on purpose!
Hope the storage is like off-brand chinese usb drive from ebay tier. Corrupted and unusable after one reboot!

 

11 minutes ago, monkeydog said:

I don't get the Steam Deck logo. Am I missing something obvious?

 

I think it's the thumbstick from the top, if that helps. Bit bland and generic, innit?

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My son wants this as his birthday/Christmas present.

 

Can only afford the 64gb one which we reserved. Can it be upgraded? Or is he stuck with 64?

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3 minutes ago, bradigor said:

My son wants this as his birthday/Christmas present.

 

Can only afford the 64gb one which we reserved. Can it be upgraded? Or is he stuck with 64?

It has a micro sd card slot though for most the issue isn't capacity. It's being stuck with the slow onboard storage as opposed to a nvme ssd

 

Unfortunately you won't likely be able to get one for Xmas outside of the secondary market. 

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1 minute ago, Uzi said:

It has a micro sd card slot though for most the issue isn't capacity. It's being stuck with the slow onboard storage as opposed to a nvme ssd

 

Unfortunately you won't likely be able to get one for Xmas outside of the secondary market. 

We got in on the original batch. So should be good.

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I still can’t seem to preorder one. Anyone managed to place their preorder?

 

edit: I can click on ‘Reserve now for £4’ and the button goes black. But then nothing happens. The button goes white again after a while. Am on iPhone....

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4 minutes ago, Myshkin said:

I still can’t seem to preorder one. Anyone managed to place their preorder?

 

edit: I can click on ‘Reserve now for £4’ and the button goes black. But then nothing happens. The button goes white again after a while. Am on iPhone....

That was what I experienced. I just had to keep going. 

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1 hour ago, deerokus said:

I'm surprised this is so in demand. Is it because of all the money folk had put aside for a Switch Pro? 

 

It's a cool idea but I don't get the frantic clamour

It just hit me why this is so attractive: it has all the advantages of the Switch but without any of the disadvantages.

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6 minutes ago, Treble said:

That was what I experienced. I just had to keep going. 

That’s my experience too. It suddenly showed two of the preorders in my cart! So I deleted one and proceeded to pay 😊

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To be nit picky it has a very 2017-era chunky bezel around the screen. 
 

But that’s being nit picky. Otherwise it’s literally the first 30 odd years of gaming in a handheld, made by people who should by now (hopefully) know what they’re doing. 
 

and it looks like a game gear or lynx!!!

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