Sony has finally named it’s baby with the unveiling of the much-anticipated ‘PlayStation Portal’.
This cutting-edge device, formerly shrouded in mystery as Project Q, has finally stepped into the limelight after months of anticipation.
Priced at an enticing $199.99US and €219.99, the PlayStation Portal isn’t just a device; it’s a game-changer. Imagine a DualSense controller cut in half and glued to either side of an impressive 8-inch LCD screen.
A screen that boasts the ability to deliver a stunning 1080p resolution at a silky-smooth 60 frames per second. It’s a Remote Play handheld wonder, seamlessly streaming your favourite PS5 games from your console.
PlayStation Portal is Full Dual Sense
Sony has taken the essence of the DualSense controller and imbued it within the PlayStation Portal. So you’ll get the full adaptive triggers and haptic feedback experiences that deliver every pulse of action right to your fingertips.
The touch features from the controller have moved onto either side of the screen.
And don’t forget the little things – a 3.5mm audio jack for that optimal wired audio connection.
But why? Sony said in a recent post that the PlayStation Portal is the “perfect device for gamers in households where they might need to share their living room TV or simply want to play PS5 games in another room of the house.”
It’s a solution to those epic gaming battles that previously took place in front of the living room TV, now accessible from any corner of your home.
How it Works
The PlayStation Portal syncs effortlessly with your PS5 through Wi-Fi, enabling you to seamlessly transition between console gaming and handheld play. Compatible with supported games installed on your PS5.
However, a little clarity is in order. The PlayStation Portal won’t grant you access to cloud streaming of games on PlayStation Plus Premium, nor will it unlock the world of PS VR2 games. This sleek device requires the presence of a trusty PS5 hardware companion to function its magic. With no heavy-duty processing demands, the Portal boasts a battery life that’s leagues beyond the competition – think Nintendo Switch, SteamDeck, or ROG Ally – and more in line with the stamina of a standard DualSense controller.
The announcements didn’t stop there for the future of Sony PlayStation hardware. Enter the Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore – wireless earbuds and a headset that redefine your audio experience. Offering unparalleled lossless audio and AI-powered noise rejection that silences even the peskiest of background sounds, these peripherals seamlessly connect with the PlayStation Portal through cutting-edge wireless audio tech known as PlayStation Link.
We can’t wait to get hands on with the new PlayStation Portal and testing it to see exactly which games it is compatibale with and which one’s it’s not.