According to Sony, the PlayStation Portal, a handheld streaming device, will go on sale on November 15, 2023 and preorders are already being taken.
The PlayStation Blog reported on Sony’s announcement, which stated that the PlayStation Portal will initially launch in specific markets in November, as mentioned earlier. These markets are anticipated to coincide with those in the following nations: the US, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, where the gadget is currently available for presale.
Currently, the only place to preorder the device is from PlayStation, but beginning on September 29, “selected other retailers” in these nations, along with Canada and Japan, will start listing the device for preorders. According to Sony, more details regarding the availability at additional retailers will be released later.
It’s crucial to remember that a PlayStation 5 is necessary for the PlayStation Portal to work. The device, unlike the Nintendo Switch or PlayStation Vita, does not run games; instead, it streams the whole PS5 system, allowing users to use other apps and play games as if they were on the actual machine. The device will cost $199.99 in the US and £199.99 in the UK.
“The Portal is unlikely to become someone’s primary method of playing PS5 games. However, it presents a strong use case for circumstances where the TV is occupied, or you would prefer not to play games like God of War on a large screen because you have young children in your house. It also allows you to play without requiring a second television in a different room.