PlayStation Portal is a new portable console that streams PlayStation 5 games over Wi-Fi.

Update: Sony says in a press release that the PlayStation Portal console will launch on November 15, 2023. The price of this console is $199.99. PlayStation Portal pre-sale has started in some markets.

Main news (September 1): After many rumors and revelations, Sony finally unveiled the PlayStation Portal console. This console was previously known as Project Q.

PlayStation Portal: Design

According to Sony’s press release, PlayStation Portal streams PlayStation 5 games over Wi-Fi and features an eight-inch LCD display with 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. The price of PlayStation Portal is $199.99 and this console will be launched before the end of 2023.

Although the design of PlayStation Portal is a bit strange, it seems somewhat familiar to us. This design is not much different from the best handheld consoles in the market in terms of the arrangement of buttons and handles.

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PlayStation Portal is equipped with a USB-C port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom. In its upper part, there are two speakers and a volume control button. The arrangement of buttons and knobs is very similar to the DualSense controller.
PlayStation Portal: Display

According to Sony, the PlayStation Portal features an 8-inch LDC display with a 1080p resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. This display has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which is compatible with the aspect ratio of most PlayStation games.

Although the brightness and color accuracy of this display are not known, but the 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate are expected to provide high-quality and accurate images. It should be noted that this 8-inch screen will be larger than the 7-inch screens of Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck.

PlayStation Portal connects to your PS5 wirelessly via Wi-Fi so you can easily transfer games from PlayStation 5 to PlayStation Portal. PlayStation Portal can play supported games that are installed on PlayStation 5 and use the DualSense controller.

PlayStation Portal: Technical Specifications

As a game streaming device, this console does not need a powerful chip and graphics processor, but since the DualSense controllers last between 6 and 12 hours on a single charge, it is expected that the PlayStation Portal will have a high battery life. So even if its battery lasts 6 hours, this number will be much more than the charging of the Steam Deck and Asus ROG Ally with a battery life of less than 2 hours.

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It should be noted that the PlayStation Portal DualSense controller will have the same capabilities as the original model, including tactile feedback, adaptive stimuli, and touch screen functionality. The display of this console will have two touch zones to simulate the touchpad function.
PlayStation Portal: Connectivity

This console will use Remote Play application, it will be possible to install it on PS5 or gaming computers and laptops. According to Sony, the Portal console will support Wi-Fi connection and PlayStation Link wireless technology. You will only need a strong internet connection to stream PS5 games on this console.

So even if you are thousands of kilometers away from your PlayStation 5, you will be able to play the games of this device on the PlayStation Portal. However, you must first have a PS5 console to use PlayStation Portal. Also, if your Wi-Fi connection is lost or someone else uses your PS5, PlayStation Portal will no longer work.

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PlayStation Portal also runs multimedia content. The home page of this console includes a separate section for this type of content. Gamer cannot be run locally on the portal and everything is run over Wi-Fi.

Surprisingly, Sony’s PlayStation Portal portable console is not compatible with the company’s new service, which streams PlayStation 5 games through cloud servers.

Although PlayStation Remote Play has been around since the PS3, it hasn’t always been seamless. PlayStation Portal, which is specifically designed to use Remote Play to play PlayStation games, should be able to run this feature as advertised. Sony has said that it will provide more information about this console soon. Until then, follow Takfars.

PlayStation Portal does not have Bluetooth; Therefore, you cannot connect it to wireless headphones. This portable console is equipped with PlayStation Link wireless technology. Sony has developed this standard exclusively for the PlayStation family of devices. Another point is that PlayStation Link provides sound without loss of quality with little delay.

At the moment, the battery capacity of PlayStation Portal has not been announced, and we do not know how many hours this game console will work with each charge. Some sources say that Sony is trying to match the charging performance of the PlayStation Portal with the DualSense controller.

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