Sony's $200 Compact Gaming Device Set for November 15th Launch
- Aug 31, 2023
You can pre-order Sony's PlayStation Portal, a $200 handheld device for PS5 game streaming, today, ahead of its November 15th launch. This was stated in the company's announcement post update today. For this upcoming device to operate, you need a PS5 and constant WiFi connection.
Billed as "the handheld gateway to your PS5 games" by Sony, this device boasts a eight-inch LCD screen delivering 1080p visuals at 60 frames per second. Additionally, it features haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. The device's design is described by Engadget's Kris Holt as looking like "a tablet wedged between two halves of a DualSense controller."
Please note, the PlayStation Portal does not support cloud streaming via PlayStation Plus Premium or similar services, and doesn't feature any local apps. It functions primarily as a WiFi remote streaming controller for your PS5. The upside is it supports long-distance remote play, provided your console is on and running at home.
The PlayStation Portal Remote Player is available for exclusive pre-order from Sony.