Steam Deck OLED Delay in Taiwan

We regret to inform you that the launch of Steam Deck OLED in Taiwan has been slightly delayed due to a WiFi certification and import issue.

We expect to have this issue resolved today, and plan to make Steam Deck OLED available for sale in Taiwan sometime tomorrow, November 18th. In the meantime, please feel free to add Steam Deck OLED to your wishlist and you will be notified as soon as it is available for sale.

On a related note, one of the new features of the Steam Deck OLED model is WiFi 6E, which enables faster download speeds. The 6E band was recently enabled for use in Taiwan, which required updated certifications that are awaiting approval. This means that use of the WiFi 6E band on Steam Deck OLED units will be disabled until at least January 2024.

Steam Deck OLED’s other features are not impacted, and downloads over the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands will still function normally (these are the same bands Deck LCD has access to). We hope to have this certification approved quickly in the new year, at which point all Steam Deck OLED customers will have access to the 6E band for downloads in Taiwan.

Thank you for your patience and interest in Steam Deck OLED.

The Steam Deck Team