PlayStation Portal Remote Play-dedicated handheld revealed for launch in late 2023

The PlayStation Portal will be able to connect and stream PS5 content over Wi-Fi, and will retail at $199.99 USD.


Earlier this year, PlayStation teased a new portable handheld by the name of Project Q, set to allow users to access PS5 games and features remotely on the same Wi-Fi network. Today, they have officially unveiled new details about the device, starting with naming it the PlayStation Portal. The Portal has also been given a price tag and launch window set within the end of 2023.

PlayStation officially unveiled the PlayStation Portal handheld in a PlayStation Blog post on August 23, 2023. The Portal features an 8-inch LCD 1080p display that runs at 60hz and allows for up to 60fps. It can access PlayStation Remote play and access your PlayStation 5 remotely as long as your PS5 console and the Portal have access to Wi-Fi networks (not necessarily the same network). That means it can allow others to access the TV while you play PS5 games on the Portal, whether in the same room or elsewhere in Wi-Fi reach. The PlayStation Portal will launch before the end of 2023 and will retail at $199.99 USD.

PlayStation Portal with Astro's Playroom on the screen
The PlayStation Portal will allow handheld access to the PS5 and its games over a Wi-Fi connection.
Source: PlayStation

Announced earlier this year as PlayStation's Project Q, the PlayStation Portal has received mixed reception as we waited for more details on the device. While the device offers some level of versatility as far as being able to play supported games on and off the actual PS5 console, its inability to play beyond Remote Play and the requirement of good Wi-Fi to play could leave it a bit limited. Either way, within the household, it looks like it will add some versatility to your home gaming setup.

With no firm release date set for the PlayStation Portal yet, stay tuned for more details on the PlayStation’s new handheld as we wait for updates to drop.

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      August 23, 2023 10:00 AM

      Milleh what do you think? No OLED or remote play outside of the home for $200 seems like a big ask.

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        August 23, 2023 10:01 AM

        Especially if they don't fundamentally improve remote play quality, this is absolutely DOA

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        August 23, 2023 10:02 AM

        I thought it supported remote play outside of the home, just not streaming ps+ games from Sony's cloud offering

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          August 23, 2023 10:05 AM

          According to the shack article: " It can access PlayStation Remote play and access your PlayStation 5 remotely as long as you are on the same Wi-Fi network as the console. That means while it can’t necessarily be used for travel gaming, it can allow others to access the TV"


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            August 23, 2023 10:10 AM

            Hmmm, some posts on reddit made me think you could

            Man, this thing sounds terrible

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              August 23, 2023 10:15 AM

              Shack article could be wrong. TJ can you verify?

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                August 23, 2023 11:35 AM

                Wording on the PlayStation Blogs made it seem like it had to be same network, but some outlets have had hands-on previews with the device and confirmed that you don't need your PS5 and the Portal to be on the same Wi-Fi network. You could feasibly access your PS5 from a hotel Wi-Fi if you've set the home console up properly.

                I've updated the article to reflect that.

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            August 23, 2023 12:12 PM

            Conflicting news on this. I just watched a video that said it WOULD work outside your home network if the connection didn't suck.

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              August 23, 2023 2:01 PM

              Yeah, all you need is a good internet connection for your PS5 on one side and your Portal on the other and it'll work

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          August 23, 2023 12:39 PM

          Fucking Vita supported remote play outside your home. I will be very surprised if this thing does not have it.

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        August 23, 2023 10:04 AM

        Nvm, I see you posted in the other thread.

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        August 23, 2023 12:10 PM

        Steam deck doesn't have an OLED either, and people gobbled that shit up like candy

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          August 23, 2023 2:00 PM

          It has the worst screen of any current major handheld though. I think people give it a pass because its a very inexpensive PC where you have access to your existing Steam library. Most of all it gives access whether or not you are online.

          The PS Portal will look much better than the Deck but the conditions where you can use it are tradeoffs.

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      August 23, 2023 2:05 PM

      I'm really looking forward to this. Wasn't originally, but over the last month I've had to share the living room tv with my son and I've been falling way behind on Yakuza 7. Would love to be able to continue playing my PS5 games while he plays on the Xbox / Switch and the price isn't too bad (much love for the wired headphone support)

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        August 23, 2023 2:11 PM

        You can do that now. Try it on a spare PC, tablet, phone.

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          August 23, 2023 2:25 PM

          Why on earth would I want to play on a tablet or phone? That sounds unwieldy and beyond suboptimal.

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            August 23, 2023 2:28 PM

            With a razer kishii or similar controller adapter it's fine. There's the backbone too. Or get a container clip and clip it to an Xbox or ps4 controller (connected to the phone through BT or usb-c).

            Or prop the tablet on a table and use a controller over BT. Or use a steam deck. Or aya neo. Or any of the other handheld gaming PCs that have come out over the last ~5 years.

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            August 23, 2023 2:44 PM

            You just pair a PS5 controller to an iPad. It’s honestly the same

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              August 23, 2023 4:40 PM

              Backbone would be a closer experience since an iPad isn't a handheld. That said the Portal will have a much larger screen than even a big smartphone, the gamepad part of it will be like a real Dual Sense, etc etc

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            August 25, 2023 11:16 PM

            why on earth are you so dramatic

            tablets are great for remote play. huge screens and dualsense support

            phone clips to attach to the dualsense can be purchased for $15

            any laptop becomes a remote play device

            this product is absurdly overpriced. it’s a mediocre table that split a dualsense in half.

            “why on earth” would you buy it?

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