In May of this year, Sony provided a sneak peek at the PlayStation Portal remote player, a dedicated device for PS5 remote play. Just over a week ago, the company unveiled the pricing for this device, and now the official launch date has been confirmed.
According to Sony, the PlayStation Portal remote player is set to launch in select markets on November 15. Pre-orders for the device are currently open in the US, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
Furthermore, starting from September 29, gamers in these countries, as well as in Canada and Japan, will also have the option to pre-order the PlayStation Portal remote player from other select retailers.
Sony has indicated that further details regarding the launch and availability in other countries will be disclosed at a later date.
PlayStation Portal Pricing
The PlayStation Portal remote player is priced at $199.99, EUR 219.99, GBP 199.99, and 29,980 YEN.
PlayStation Portal Features
Sony touts the PlayStation Portal as a means to bring the PS5 experience directly into the hands of gamers. The device is ideal for households where sharing a living room TV is necessary or when players want to enjoy PS5 games in different rooms. The PlayStation Portal connects remotely to the PS5 via Wi-Fi, allowing for seamless transitions between playing on the PS5 and using the PlayStation Portal.
Gamers can enjoy supported games installed on their PS5 consoles using the Dual Sense controller. The device also includes a 3.5mm audio jack for wired audio.
It’s important to note that PS VR2 games requiring the headset and games streamed through PlayStation Plus Premium’s cloud streaming are not supported on the PlayStation Portal.
Sony Pulse Audio Devices
In addition to the PlayStation Portal, Sony has unveiled new Pulse audio devices: the Pulse Explore wireless earbuds and the Pulse Elite, a PlayStation over-the-ear wireless headset. Both Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore provide low-latency, lossless audio from PS5 and PlayStation Portal through the new PlayStation Link wireless technology.