Sony's $200 PlayStation Portal: Remote Play Device for 2023

  • 24 Aug, 2023
Sony's $200 PlayStation Portal: Remote Play Device for 2023

Sony officially unveiled the remote-play handheld dubbed PlayStation Portal after first unveiling it as Project Q back in March.

The $200 Sony PlayStation Portal is set to be released later this year.

As long as you have Wi-Fi connectivity, the device uses PS Remote Play to let you play your PS5 games wherever you are. Sony recommends at least 15Mbps Internet bandwidth for the best gaming experience, however, the PS Portal requires at least 5Mbps to operate. Only supported titles that are loaded on your PS5 console can be used, according to Sony, and cloud streaming of PlayStation Plus Premium is not supported. No other games or native media will be playable either.

The PS Portal features the same controller configuration as the PS5 DualSense and an 8-inch LCD screen with 1080P resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. The portable device includes top-mounted speakers, a 3.5mm headphone connector, and a USB-C port. The remainder of the specification sheet is currently a secret.

Oddly, the PS Portal only supports Wi-Fi and PlayStation Link and lacks Bluetooth connectivity. The latter is a brand-new, exclusive wireless connectivity standard from Sony that enables switching between compatible devices and low latency, lossless audio. Both the Pulse Elite headset ($150/€150/£120) and the new Pulse Explore wireless earbuds ($200/€220/£200) from Sony will have the technology when they are released later this year.