The PlayStation Portal will be released on November 15 in select territories, with preorders available starting today. The device features an 8-inch display with 1080p and 60hz output, and includes features of a DualSense controller. Additional preorders will be available next month in different territories, with further details to be shared with PS5 players at a later date.
Over a week after Sony revealed the name and price of the PlayStation Portal, the company confirmed in a blog update that the remote-play device will be released on Wednesday, November 15 in select territories with preorders starting today in those same nations. However, Sony clarified that additional preorders will start next month across different territories and that further details would be shared with PS5 players at a later date.
Last week, Sony confirmed in a blog post that the formerly titled “Project Q” was dubbed the PlayStation Portal. The PlayStation Portal will allow PS5 users to play their games via Remote Play on an 8-inch display. The display will have an output of 1080p and 60hz and will include all the features of a DualSense controller, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, and will use Wi-Fi to connect to one PS5 at a time and free up the TV. While Sony claims that the PlayStation Portal will have a similar battery life to the DualSense controller, only time will tell if that will be the case.
The PlayStation Portal will be released globally on Wednesday, November 15. At the time of writing, PS5 users can put in their preorders for the PlayStation Portal via PlayStation Direct if they live in the US, the UK, and other European countries. The PlayStation Portal will have a starting price of $199.99 in the US. However, users in countries such as Canada and Japan will be able to pre-order the device starting on Friday, September 29. The PlayStation Portal will also launch alongside the new Pulse Elite headset and Pulse Explore wireless earbuds, both of which can connect to the PlayStation Portal and PS5. The Pulse Explore earbuds will retail at the same price as the PlayStation Portal, and the Pulse Elite headset will start at $149.99.
When and Where Will The Playstation Portal Be Released?
Wednesday, November 15, starting in the US, the UK, Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
While initial reception to the PlayStation Portal was mixed on social media, the imminent PlayStation Plus price increase has put a damper on the promotion. While Sony has yet to officially comment further about the cost of PlayStation Plus, PS5 users took to social media to air their grievances in the hopes that Sony would reconsider the move. However, some users still remained interested in seeing what the PlayStation Portal can do, despite not having the same capabilities as the Steam Deck or the Nintendo Switch.
The news of the PlayStation Portal arrived as rumors of an upcoming State of Play began circulating online. Though it remains to be seen how many units Sony will sell, the caveats and cost will be major factors for consumers to consider.