It turns out the Steam Deck is quite popular among Linux users. According to Steam’s monthly hardware survey for June 2022, the Steam Deck has taken over the rankings and become the most used Operating System (Arch Linux) and most used GPU (AMD Custom GPU 0405).
While Linux users on Steam overall amount to around 1%, I think it goes to show the adoption rate for the Steam Deck. This inherently confirms how popular and widespread the steam deck is, which gives some hope that more games will support it with specific settings to cater to the Deck’s control scheme and screen. As more and more devices are shipped out, especially as shipments have doubled since the start of Q3 yesterday.