You can get a $100 instant discount on Xi3's Piston Steam Box if you pre-order, the company said. The mini-PC, which will help usher in the Steam Box revolution, retails for $999.99—we previously got a quick look at the device at CES in January. Xi3's CEO Jason Sullivan said pre-orders are a way to meet early adopter demand.

"Given the amount of awards, media attention and gamer interest the Piston console has generated since it was unveiled at CES 2013 in January, we've become seriously concerned that we will not be able to meet the demand for Piston consoles this year," Sullivan explained. "That's why we have decided to begin accepting pre-orders on our Piston console."

The company is currently displaying the Piston at SXSW's Gaming Expo, where attendees will have the opportunity to see the console in action. Right now, Xi3 is targeting a release in time for the holidays.