PlayStation has this morning announced that the PlayStation Portal will launch in select markets on November 15th with pre-orders available now.
Unfortunately, going off the list on the PlayStation Blog, the device will only launch in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, Canada and Japan, meaning that Australia will miss out on the first drop on November 15th.
PlayStation says that additional regional availability will be announced at a later date, and we’ve reached out for clarity in what this might mean in terms of whether it’ll still be dropping this year in other countries such as Australia.
In case you haven’t heard much about it, the PlayStation Portal is a streaming device that is used with your PS5 in order to play games whilst connected to a Wi-Fi network.
The device will have an 8-inch LCD screen that is 1080p and 60Hz. It will have adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, so should mimic the feeling of using a DualSense controller nicely.
It will stream games over Wi-FI from your PS5 console, so it’s definitely not a standalone handheld, or a successor to the Vita, but rather a console that it is designed to be used alongside your PS5 console within the home and potentially outside of it.