PS Portal Will Be Tracked As a Console by USA Data Firm Circana 1
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According to a deleted tweet published by Circana analyst Mat Piscatella, the PS Portal will be tracked as a console in the firm’s next video game sales report. This, allegedly, is due to a request by Sony. Many had expected the Remote Play handheld to be listed as an accessory like the DualSense – especially as it needs to be connected to a PS5 console to function.

We’ve already got some early sales results from Spain, where the portable sold 5,700 units at launch – a pretty impressive number all things considered. It’ll be interesting to see how it performs globally, and what kind of attach rate it can attain. The early indications are that Sony read the market correctly, though, and there is an audience for this type of gizmo.

Right now, the platform holder is scrambling to ship new inventory, as the unit is pretty much out of stock in most parts of the world. Hopefully it can keep up with demand – especially while word of mouth is pretty strong.