PlayStation Project Q: Sony reveal name for new Portal handheld device - release date and how to pre-order

Just months after Sony announced the PlayStation Project Q, they have now given the device a name and a price tag

Sony has announced the new name of its handheld device, previously code-named Project Q. It comes just months after the State of Play showcase that revealed the device to players in a brief teaser about the device.

The handheld device will be called the PlayStation Portal and will be a “remote player” console much akin to a Nintendo Switch and the previous PSP device. The PlayStation Portal will have an 8-inch LCD screen with up to 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.

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Sony previously revealed that the device will come with the features of a DualSense wireless controller and will feature the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. A blog post from Sony said: “PlayStation Portal is the perfect device for gamers in households where they might need to share their living room TV or simply want to play PS5 games in another room of the house.”

The PlayStation Portal is not a standalone console and players will need to already own a PS5 to enjoy the device. The console will connect to the PS5 via WIFI and will be able to play supported games that are already installed to the person’s individual PS5 console.

Sony also noted that “PS VR2 games, which require the headset and games that are streamed through PlayStation Plus Premium’s cloud streaming, are not supported.” The PlayStation Portal pays slight homage to the companies first handheld game console, the PSP, an abbreviation of the new device name, which was first released in 2004.

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When will the PlayStation Portal be released?

The PlayStation Portal will be released on November 15 and will be available to pre-order from the PlayStation store.

How much will the PlayStation Portal cost?

Sony has revealed the cost of its latest device, the PlayStation Portal. The handheld device will cost £199 but will require a PlayStation 5 in order to play.

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