Sony: Demand for PlayStation Portal exceeds our expectations

Vice President of PlayStation Product Management Hiromi Wakai, in an interview with journalist Stephen Totilo , explained how the PS Portal portable device, designed for streaming games from the PS5 console, feels.

The PlayStation manager did not give specific sales figures, but said that the device is selling much better than expected. Wakai also noted that mixed reactions following the announcement of PS Portal were expected.

According to Wakai, Sony initially wanted to release a device that would expand basic console gaming – no one planned to develop a full-fledged portable in the manner of the PS Vita.

While we cannot share any numbers, demand continues to exceed our expectations.

From the very beginning, PlayStation Portal was intended to be a product that would best suit people with special needs and those who want to play in a specific way, so the reaction after the announcement was consistent with our expectations.

PS Portal costs $199 or €219.99 worldwide. To use the device you need to have a PlayStation 5 and a high-speed, stable Wi-Fi connection.

PlayStation Portal was able to launch games from PSP

PS Portal has an 8-inch LCD screen with support for 1080p/60 FPS. Games can be streamed at the same resolution and frame rate. The usual DualSense buttons and sticks are used for control. There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack.