Platform launcher struggled under the weight of demand for the new handheld gaming PC
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An overwhelming number of orders caused problems for Valve when it opened pre-orders for the newly-announced Steam Deck on Friday.
Many users struggled to get through the reservation process, either encountering error messages about the transaction itself, that they had attempted too many purchases in the last few hours, or that their account was “too new” to make the reservation.
Some users were told reservation may or may not be successful even after completing the process.
The console — unveiled last Thursday — comes