Sony has launched its new PlayStation Portal Remote Play handheld, a dedicated streaming device for the PlayStation 5.
The handheld features an 8-inch LCD screen capable of delivering 1080p resolution at 60 fps, and the controller supports adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.
The PlayStation Portal Remote Play is priced at 29,980 yen, and will be released later this year. It will be available in the following regions:
- North America: $199.99
- Europe: €219.99
- United Kingdom: £199.99
- Japan: JPY 29,980
- China: 1500 yuan
Sony says that the PlayStation Portal Remote Play is the perfect device for family gamers who may need to share the living room TV or just want to play PS5 games in another room of the house.
The handheld can be remotely connected to a PS5 via Wi-Fi, so players can easily transfer the game they are playing from the PS5 to the PlayStation Portal Remote Play to continue playing.
The PlayStation Portal Remote Play can play “supported games” installed on the PS5 console. It comes with a dedicated Dualsense controller and also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack for wired audio.
The handheld does not support PS VR2 games that require a headset, and games streamed through the PlayStation Plus Premium cloud.
The launch of the PlayStation Portal Remote Play comes as Sony is looking to expand its gaming reach beyond the living room.
The company has also released a number of other streaming devices, including the PlayStation TV and the PlayStation Remote Play app for smartphones and tablets.
Note: The Sony PlayStation Remote Play Handheld must not be confused with standalone handheld consoles like, the likes of Asus Ally, Nintendo Switch, or even the upcoming Lenovo Legion Go gaming console. Sony’s offer is more like a monitor than a full fledge handheld console.