While PlayStation 5 is already being considered for both ‘Slim’ and ‘Pro’ models through respective rumors & reports online, the firm is already preparing to launch a new peripheral later this fall. In a previous leak from InsiderGaming, the ‘Q Lite’ is to be a featured handheld that pairs to a functioning PlayStation 5 to stream games to the device.
It was not until this past May that the PlayStation firm revealed ‘Project Q’ – the aforementioned device. And more recently this month, PlayStation Portal was revealed. That alongside the Pulse Elite & Pulse Explore accessories as well. However, a release date for later in 2023 was issued as no specific time has been officially scheduled for the release of the PlayStation Portal.
In a new update over on the original PlayStation Blog post, PlayStation Portal is launching in mid November. You can watch the new pre-order trailer in the video below:
“PlayStation Portal remote player will launch in select markets on November 15, 2023 and is now available for pre-order at direct.playstation.com in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Starting on September 29, 2023, PlayStation Portal remote player can also be pre-ordered from other select retailers in these countries, as well as Canada and Japan. Additional regional availability will be announced at a later date.”
And regarding the device and its response since the proper unveiling has left plenty of mixed responses. While the user base has continued to ask for a new handheld, the approach for the PlayStation Portal is certainly not what many were hoping. From offering little to being a natively-run kit requiring a PlayStation 5 to function on top of the overpriced accessories that only works with it – the PlayStation Portal is shaping to be a tough sell.
Do you plan to pick up a PlayStation Portal later this fall?
PlayStation Portal launches on November 15, 2023 for $199.99.
Source: PlayStation Blog