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Playstation Portal Launches in SA this Week: What You Need to Know

Price, details, and everything you need to know about the PS Portal arriving in SA.

Jeremy Proome

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Sony’s Playstation Portal device has launched in the US and some other international territories, but the PS5 mirroring handheld is on its way to South Africa, with a release date of 21 February 2024, so those who pre-ordered should be getting theirs this week.

As Sony’s new handheld device launches across the South African territory, here’s what you need to know:

Price

The Playstation Portal remote player retails for R5,499 in South Africa.

What is the Playstation Portal?

Firstly, it’s fair to say that the Playstation Portal is a companion device, and not a self-standing machine. What this means is that, in a nutshell, the Playstation Portal acts as a portable screen and controller which the Playstation 5 console can ‘cast’ to. This essentially means that the Playstation Portal is a device dedicated to enhance the PS5’s remote play capability.

What makes it special though is that the Portal brings the PS5 experience to the palm of your hand. It includes the key features of the DualSense wireless controller, including adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. The left and right side of the DualSense controller is mounted to a vibrant 8-inch LCD screen capable of 1080p resolution at 60fps.

Playstation says that the Playstation Portal is “the perfect device for gamers in households where they might need to share their living room TV or simply want to play PS5 games in another room of the house.”

PlayStation Portal connects remotely to your PS5 over Wi-Fi, so you’ll be able to swiftly jump from playing on your PS5 to your Playstation Portal. It also includes a 3.5mm audio jack for wired audio. PS VR2 games, which require the headset, and games that are streamed through PlayStation Plus Premium’s cloud streaming, are not supported.

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