PlayStation Portal release date: UK stock news for handheld PS5 device
We've at least got lots of PlayStation Portal info in stock...
The PlayStation Portal is here, and the streaming handheld formerly known as Project Q will finally bring peace to households arguing over who gets to use the telly.
So today we'll go over everything you need to know about the funky new device, including its specs, price, trailers and where to buy it from.
It's not quite a successor to the PS Vita, we're afraid to say, as it requires a PS5 and a good internet connection to get the most out of it.
Without giving it away, however – expect to relive the dark days of waiting to snipe PS5 stock during the pandemic.
Hopefully the situation stabilises, and soon enough you'll be able to snag one for yourself or a loved one for the holiday season.
If you want something that can play games on the go, why not check out the latest Steam Deck OLED or see what great Switch deals can be had before the next-gen Switch 2 launches – if you think the OG Switch is still worth it, that is.
But enough from us, scroll on down to be teleported to our PlayStation Portal information portal!
When is the PlayStation Portal release date?
The PlayStation Portal release date is 15th November 2023 in the UK.
This is just in time for Christmas and the Black Friday sales period. Sony knows what it's doing. But with a brand new device that's hard to buy, we're not sure if it will see any significant discounts.
Be sure to keep reading as we'll be going over where you can buy the PlayStation Portal.
What is the PlayStation Portal price?
The PlayStation Portal is £199.99.
While cheaper than a Switch, it's still a significant amount of money to spend on something that doesn't play games itself, and we'd recommend checking out reviews to see if it will fit in your gaming ecosystem or simply gather dust on the shelf.
Where to buy the PlayStation Portal - UK stock news
The PlayStation Portal seems to have sold out immediately pretty much everywhere at launch, but new stock could be delivered at any moment!
So try the links below to see if you can nab yourself one. The following UK retailers have product pages, at least, so we'd hope they'll add new stock as some point.
Buy PlayStation Portal
Hopefully, with some luck, some of the retailers above had your future streaming champ in stock, but make sure to check back in often so you don't miss your next window of opportunity.
What is PlayStation Portal? PS5 streaming controller explained
The PlayStation Portal is a handheld device that is capable of streaming PS5 games over the internet using remote play, so you can play your installed game library anywhere within your own home.
You can only use a PlayStation Portal if you own a PS5, and any game you play on the handheld streaming device needs to be installed on your home console first.
You cannot install and play games directly onto the Portal - it is a remote-play streaming device only.
This isn’t a cloud-streaming device in the traditional sense. On the PlayStation Portal, you will be able to play your installed PS5 games within your home, over the same Wi-Fi network. It must be connected over the same network in order to work.
You can’t, for example, take your Project Q on your commute to play some God of War on the go.
In terms of specs, the PlayStation Portal has an 8-inch 1080p LCD screen with a 60Hz refresh rate, and a fully-featured DualSense controller - complete with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers - that has been stretched across the back of the device and split in two across its sides.
Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform experience at Sony, has said the following: "PlayStation Portal will connect remotely to your PS5 over Wi-Fi, so you’ll be able to swiftly jump from playing on your PS5 to your PlayStation Portal...
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"PlayStation Portal can play supported games that are installed on your PS5 console and use the Dualsense controller."
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