Tag: Ps Portal

  • News New PS Portal Firmware Update Adds Better Wi-Fi Features and More

    Available to download tomorrow

    Sony has today announced its handheld streaming device, the PS Portal, will receive a new firmware update tomorrow that brings with it a couple of new features. Most importantly, the wi-fi capabilities of the PS Portal are being expanded to support "select public wi-fi networks". Sony still recommends you use your home...

  • News PS5's Streaming Handheld PS Portal Is Proving a Huge Hit

    A whole new world

    Back when the PS Portal was rumoured and subsequently announced, social media was filled with armchair executives deeming the device to be a disaster. As it turns out, Sony understands the market better than many people think, and its PS5 streaming handheld has become a lynchpin of its new-gen console’s overall experience...

  • News PS Portal Still Going Strong, Demand in USA Exceeds Supply

    The handheld that could

    Sony's handheld streaming device, the PS Portal, continues to defy the company's expectations as it's revealed demand for the machine has "exceeded supply for several months" in the USA. Responding to a question on Twitter, executive director at Circana (formerly NPD) Mat Piscatella said that while Sony isn't shifting...

  • News Sony Sings PS Portal's Praises with Accolades Trailer

    "...Feels fantastic..."

    PlayStation's plucky little PS5 remote option, the PS Portal, continues to be a pleasant surprise for everyone involved, Sony included. The initially iffy-sounding device has proven to be wildly popular, and PlayStation has released an accolades trailer to remind us of the fact, featuring glowing quotes from some of the most...

  • News PS Portal Update Appears to Have Quietly Improved Video Quality

    Read between the lines of the patch notes

    PS Portal owners may have noted that system update 2.0.6 is now available, requiring the usual restart rigamarole. The patch notes for the update are incredibly sparse but potentially quite profound, reading simply: "We've improved system software performance and stability." In the hours since, players have...

  • News PS Portal Is Proving Everyone's Predictions Wrong

    A whole new world

    Prior to its release, few predicted PS Portal would be successful. Many were baffled by Sony’s decision to release the Remote Play handheld, which streams gameplay directly from a PS5. But as the months wear on, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that Sony’s added a permanent fixture to its hardware portfolio, with the device...

  • Guide Where to Buy PlayStation Portal

    Where and how to get PS Portal in USA, UK

    PlayStation Portal, Sony's dedicated Remote Play handheld device for PS5, launched globally on 15th November 2023. Below, we're keeping tabs on retailers stocking the device to help you secure a PlayStation Portal at the best price. Initially you could only pre-order the accessory via PlayStation Direct,...

  • News PS Portal Proving More Popular Than Sony Expected

    Demand has beat out expectations

    A PlayStation executive has revealed in a new interview with Game File that the handheld PS Portal device is proving a lot more popular than the company expected. Hiromi Wakai, the VP of production management, explained "demand has continued to exceed our expectations" and so Sony is now focusing its efforts on...

  • News Spanish Sales of PS Portal Are Gaining on PSVR2

    PS5 peripherals compete

    A new report from Gamereactor covers Spain's final two weeks of software and hardware sales in 2023, and it looks as though Sony's divisive PS Portal is doing alright for itself. In fact, a comparison with PSVR2 suggests it's becoming the country's PS5 companion of choice. The article states that PSVR2 has so far sold about...

  • News PS Portal Was the USA's Fourth Best-Selling System in November

    And it was a sell out

    We reported previously how Sony had requested sales data group Circana to log PS Portal as its own platform, and now we have the results for its debut month. According to analyst Mat Piscatella, the Remote Play streaming unit was the fourth best-selling syste

  • News Rediscovered Patent Suggests PS Portal Was In the Works Since at Least 2015

    Could've been a PS4 device

    It appears that Sony has been planning a dedicated Remote Play handheld for a long time. In fact, there's evidence suggesting work began on what would become PS Portal at least eight years ago — long enough back that it could've potentially been made for PS4. Fans have dug up a patent, filed by Sony in 2015 and...

  • News PS Portal Will Be Tracked As a Console by USA Data Firm Circana

    Not an accessory

    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...

  • News PS Portal Outsells Xbox Series X|S During Launch Week in Spain

    Handheld had a strong debut

    Xbox isn’t exactly lighting up the sales charts at the moment – especially in Europe. It’s been a bit of a washout this year in countries like France and Germany, where Sony has seen PS5 sales explode by up to 143 per cent – while in October the Redmond firm witnessed a year-over-year decline of an extraordinary...

  • Video Why Sony Will Never Make the PS Vita 2

    We all want one, but does it really make sense?

    The PS Portal is here, ushering Sony back into the handheld market. But this remote-play device isn’t quite what many fans were hoping for. Over a decade after the launch of the PlayStation Vita, there’s still a fiery demand for a true successor, and to some the PS Portal is nothing more than a...

  • News PS Portal Sells Out In Just a Couple of Days

    Scalpers are already jumping in

    We don't know the exact hows and whys, but the PS Portal appears to be sold out all over the place. Sony's remote play handheld launched just a couple of days ago in major territories, but you'll be hard pressed to track one down. The device is currently listed as unavailable on Sony's own PlayStation Direct — both...

  • Poll Did You Buy a PS Portal?

    Jump in

    Sony's dedicated remote play device, the PlayStation Portal — or PS Portal for short — is out now. The handheld system is designed to be a second screen for your PS5, which operates via an internet connection. It's fair to say that the Portal won't appeal to everyone, but for those who want to continue playing their PS5 games when the...

  • Guide PS Portal FAQ - All Your Questions Answered

    Know everything about Sony's new handheld

    PS Portal, or PlayStation Portal, is a Remote Play handheld for PS5 which allows you to play Sony's new-gen console while your television is occupied, around your home, or potentially while you are outside. The device requires an Internet connection in order to operate, and cannot be used independently like...

  • Hardware Review PS Portal Is the Perfect PS5 Companion (For Some)

    A great product at the mercy of your Internet connection

    When the PS Portal was first announced, we were endlessly sceptical about Sony's sort of return to the handheld market. We've spent the best part of a decade clamouring for a new PS Vita, so the PS Portal understandably feels like a half-measure, rather than the real deal. However, after...

  • News People Are Beginning to Play Around with PS5's Remote Play Handheld

    Stream like you mean it

    While the PS Portal is technically Sony’s first portable since the PS Vita, the Japanese giant is treating it as more of an accessory for the PS5, like the DualSense Edge or upcoming Pulse headphones. That’s because the device can’t operate independently of the new-gen console, requiring an advanced, streamlined version...

  • News Demand for PlayStation Portal Sky High in Japan, Pre-Orders Reportedly Sold Out

    Thinking with portals

    The PlayStation Portal has been met with raised eyebrows and shrugged shoulders among enthusiasts in the West, but it seems as though Japan is very much onboard with the Remote Play handheld. Pre-orders for the device recently went live at various retailers, and over in Sony's homeland, demand is reportedly high; PS Portal is...

  • News PS5's Remote Play Handheld PS Portal Releases on 15th November

    You can pre-order now

    Sony’s previously announced Remote Play portable for PS5, the PS Portal, will officially launch on 15th November – as dated overnight. Pre-orders are open now in select countries via the platform holder’s own direct-to-consumer storefront, PS Direct. The manufacturer says pre-orders will open at other retailers on 29th...

  • News PS Portal's Battery Life Aiming to Match PS5 Controller

    Power hour

    How long will the newly announced Remote Play handheld PS Portal’s battery last? While there were rumours recently it could dip as low as a couple of hours, Sony’s told CNET that it’s aiming for the sam