The upcoming portable system will have the ability to connect to your PS5 via Wi-Fi connection to play games installed on your console remotely.
It is important to note that this is a product that is not a competitor to the Nintendo Switch or a successor to the PSP, as you cannot run games locally or install games directly on the portable device. Your only option is to stream games over the PS5, making it a pointless purchase for those who don’t own Sony’s latest console.
We’ve compiled everything you need to know about PlayStation Portal, so keep scrolling down to see the full explanation.
PlayStation Portal Price and Release Date
Sony has confirmed that PlayStation Portal will cost £199.99/$199.99/€219.99.
While this may seem like a pretty high price for a device without powerful features inside, it’s a fact that it relies on the strength of your Wi-Fi connection for performance.
But having all the essentials built into the device, such as the DualSense controller, vibration feedback, and adaptive triggers, means that it at least offers an experience that a smartphone or tablet cannot emulate.
There’s no release date yet for PlayStation Portal, but Sony says it will provide more details on when pre-orders will begin.
PlayStation Portal Features
PlayStation Portal doesn’t have a powerful chip and therefore cannot run games natively – instead you have to stream games via PS5.
This means that the screen is one of the key elements here, and Sony opted for a large 8-inch LCD panel with 1080p resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. Some might be disappointed that they didn’t make the decision to use a more vibrant OLED display, but that would add to the cost even more.
Looking at PlayStation Portal, it seems like you’d think someone had cut a DualSense controller in half and glued both segments to either side. Surprisingly, these controller pads contain the same technology as the real DualSense controller, including adaptive triggers and vibration feedback.
PlayStation Portal has included a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can connect your wired headphones. Arguably, there is no Bluetooth connectivity here. If you want to use wireless headphones, you will need to purchase a headset equipped with Sony’s new exclusive PlayStation Link wireless audio technology. This is currently available on models like the upcoming Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore headphones.
PlayStation Portal is Sony’s latest gaming innovation that promises to redefine the gaming experience. It may not be for everyone, but PS5 owners can be prepared for a unique and immersive gaming experience. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new addition to the PlayStation family.