Open sales will start on November 15, 2023
The first unboxing video of the PlayStation Portal game console has appeared online, showing the size of Sony’s new portable device and comparing it with Valve’s Steam Deck. There is still about a week left before open sales begin, but the Spanish YouTube channel Hobby Consolas has already published an unboxing video of the device.
Due to the embargo from Sony, the device is not turned on and is not demonstrated by the author of the video in operation, but the design can be seen in all details.
When comparing the PlayStation Portal and the Steam Deck, we see roughly the same size, despite the fact that the PlayStation Portal comes with an 8-inch display while the Steam Deck offers a 7-inch screen. In addition, Sony’s portable console is somewhat lighter than Valve’s device.
Sony PlayStation Portal’s first unboxing reveals actual size, comparison to Steam Deck and more
Let us remind you that the console is equipped with an 8-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1080p and a frame rate of 60 Hz. PlayStation Portal is focused on streaming PlayStation Remote Play games by remotely connecting to the PlayStation 5 over a local network via Wi-Fi. PlayStation Portal allows you to play games installed on the PS5 console, including using the Dualsense controller. There is a 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones. PlayStation Portal also includes the core features of the DualSense controller, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. The company is accepting pre-orders for the new product in some regions from September 2023 at a price of $200.