PlayStation Portal: Sony's new "portable console"

PlayStation Portal : La nouvelle "console portable" de Sony

Sony, the electronics giant, recently unveiled its new portable gaming device, initially known under the code name “Project Q”. Here is a summary of key information from the three sources:

PlayStation Portal: Sony's new "portable console"

1. Design and Features

  • PlayStation Portal is described as a "remote play device."
  • It is equipped with an 8-inch LCD screen offering 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.
  • It has all the features of the standard PS5 Dualshock controller.
  • The device looks like a Nintendo Switch, but with controllers that appear to be two halves of the PS5's DualSense controller.
  • It retains the PS5 DualSense controller experience, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

2. Functionality

  • Unlike a traditional handheld console, PlayStation Portal allows players to stream games directly from their PS5.
  • It works over a Wi-Fi connection, which means players need to be near their PS5 to use it.
  • Sony is targeting gamers who only have one TV to share or who want to play their PS5 games in another room in their house.
  • Not all games are compatible with this technology. For example, PS VR2 games cannot be streamed.

3. Accessories and Prices

  • Sony will also launch two new audio products: the Pulse Elite Wireless Headphones and the Pulse Explore Wireless Earbuds.
  • PlayStation Portal will retail for €219.99 (or $199.99 USD depending on region).
  • No official release date has been announced, but Sony is promising a release "later this year."

PlayStation Portal: Sony's new "portable console"

PlayStation Portal is Sony's innovative attempt to merge the functionality of a handheld console with that of a controller. While it offers a unique gaming experience, it has its limitations, including the need for a Wi-Fi connection and limited game compatibility. It will be interesting to see how the market reacts to this new device in the coming months.

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