The PlayStation Portal, Sony's newest handheld, was unveiled for months. Sony finally gave us an answer: PlayStation Portal will launch on November 15th. It will retail for $199.99, and will allow players to stream PlayStation 5 games over Wi-Fi.
There is a possibility that the PlayStation Portal will sell as quickly as the PlayStation 5 did when it was first released, which is why Sony is now limited to only one device per customer. We have yet to test the portal, but if you're someone who wants to secure a unit at launch, rest assured that multiple retailers have already opened up preorders in the US and several other countries. Where can I preorder the PlayStation Portal?
The PlayStation Portal, a handheld device that connects to your PS5 through Wi-Fi, is a great way to connect to your PS5 remotely. You can stream preinstalled PS5 games onto the Portal's eight-inch LCD screen, which runs at up to 1080p resolution and 60fps. The device also sports controllers on either side, which are reminiscent of Sony's DualSense wireless controller for the PS5.
The Portal doesn't support Bluetooth, so it won't be able to connect to your standard pair of wireless headphones. However, it supports Sony's PlayStation Link wireless technology, enabling you to connect it to the forthcoming Pulse Explore earbuds and Pulse Elite headset. In case you prefer a wired headset or a pair of wired headphones, there's also a 3.5mm headphone jack.
In the US, UK, France, Belgium, Canada, Japan, and the UK, PlayStation Portal is only available for preorder in select regions. The two nations can't preorder it from Sony, though it is available in Amazon's Canadian and Japanese storefronts.