For months, rumors had been circulating about the release date for Sony’s upcoming handheld, the PlayStation Portal. In August, Sony finally gave us an answer: the PlayStation Portal will launch on November 15th. The portable device, which will be able to stream PlayStation 5 games over Wi-Fi, will retail for $199.99.
There is a chance the PlayStation Portal will sell out as quickly as the PlayStation 5 did when it was first released, which is perhaps why Sony is currently limiting orders to one device per customer. We have yet to test the Portal — stay tuned to The Verge dot com on that front — but if you’re someone who wants to secure a unit at launch, rest assured it’s still available for preorder at multiple retailers in the US and several other countries.
Here’s what you need to know.
Where to preorder the PlayStation Portal
The PlayStation Portal is a handheld device that can connect remotely to your PS5 over Wi-Fi. As a result, you can stream preinstalled PS5 games to the Portal’s eight-inch LCD screen, which runs at up to 1080p resolution and 60fps. The device also sports controllers on either side, which are reminiscent of Sony’s DualSense Wireless Controller for the PS5 (they even support adaptive triggers and haptic feedback).
Sadly, the Portal doesn’t support Bluetooth, meaning it won’t be able to connect to your standard pair of wireless headphones. It does support Sony’s proprietary PlayStation Link wireless technology, however, allowing you to connect it to the forthcoming Pulse Explore earbuds and Pulse Elite headset. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack in case you prefer a wired headset or pair of wired headphones.
In addition to Sony’s PlayStation Direct storefront, the PlayStation Portal is currently up for preorder at both Newegg and Best Buy for $199.99. Unfortunately, other retailers — most notably Amazon, Walmart, and GameStop — are no longer accepting preorders for Sony’s handheld device.
As of right now, the PlayStation Portal is only available for preorder in select regions, including the US, UK, France, Belgium, Canada, and Japan. The latter two countries can’t preorder it from Sony, though it is occasionally available through Amazon’s Canadian and Japanese storefronts.
Update November 9th, 2:20PM ET: Updated to include the most recent preorder details for Newegg and other retailers.