Early allocations of Valve's Steam Machine hardware — including the Steam Machine controller and Steam Link streaming hub — are sold out via pre-order, Valve said in a release today. If you wanted a Steam Machine a few weeks early, the time has passed, the company says.
Valve and its partners opened up pre-orders for Steam Machines in June with the promise that those who pre-purchased the hardware could get it early — as early as Oct. 16. The computers and Steam Machine accessories were available for pre-order through GameStop, EB Games, Micromania and Game UK, as well as directly through Steam. Within a week of opening up "get it early" pre-orders, Valve said it had sold through 35 percent of its allocation for early adopters.
Pre-orders for the official November launch of Steam Machines are still available through Steam. Valve is selling its controller and Steam Link hub for $49.99 each. Pricing on the Steam Machines themselves, which come in a variety of configurations, starts at $449.99.