Revealed last week, PlayStation Portal is Sony's own answer to remote play on PS5. In other words, it allows players to stream their PS5 games to an eight inch, 1080p screen with DualSense functionality attached to it. Retailing at $199.99 / £199.99 / €219.99, there's been a lot of discussion around whether it's a cost-effective solution to what seems to be a pretty niche problem.
And so, in typical Push Square fashion, we asked our community for their thoughts on PlayStation Portal. "Are you sold on PlayStation Portal?" is the question that we put forward, and the results are divided, to say the least. Over 5,700 votes were cast.
With 33% of the vote, "No, I have zero interest in PlayStation Portal" was the most popular response, but a total 24% of users said that they were either buying the device at launch, or would probably be buying it at some point. We suppose that's not bad for a product that's expected to have relatively limited reach.
Meanwhile, 15% said PlayStation Portal is simply too expensive, and 12% told us that "it's a nice device, but it's not for me".
Digging a little deeper, a second poll question asked our readers if they'd used the PS5's remote play feature before. Just 7% said they use it frequently, and 22% said they use it occasionally. Most users — a combined 70% — said they'd only used remote play once to try it out, or that they've never used it. Seemingly, Sony's targeting at a very small selection of PS5 players with PlayStation Portal.
What do you make of these findings? Did you expect anything else, given how specialised PlayStation Portal is as a product? Maybe you think it'll be a bit of a surprise hit when it launches later this year? Give us an armchair analyst's opinion in the comments section below.