Sony has dated its launch for the PlayStation Portal handheld device. The company plans on releasing the remote play accessory on 15 November starting at $199.
Gamers can start pre-ordering the PlayStation Portal on 29 September in certain regions over on the PlayStation Direct site. However, the launch seems limited at the moment with pre-orders only available in U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Canada and Japan will get their pre-orders through select retailers.
Sony says that additional regional launches will be announced at a later date. Currently, it is unclear whether or not South Africans will get the PlayStation Portal device. Given our current situation with remote play restrictions, this launch seems unlikely. However, we will share news as soon as we hear more.
If you missed it, the PlayStation Portal is a portable remote-play device used to stream games directly from your PS5. The PlayStation Portal works anywhere as long as your PS5 is in Rest Mode and connected to the Wi-Fi. Of course, you’ll need some reliable and fast Wi-Fi speeds to make this all work.
PlayStation Portal remote player brings the PS5 experience to the palm of your hand. It includes the key features of the DualSense wireless controller, including adaptive triggers and haptic feedback*. The vibrant 8-inch LCD screen is capable of 1080p resolution at 60fps, providing a high definition visual experience that’s expected from the high quality games created by world-class developers.
Sony plans on launching the PlayStation Portal alongside the Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore audio devices by the end of 2023.