PS Portal Thoughts?

Hey all, I'm a bit late to the party, but what are your thoughts on the new PlayStation Portal? From what I've seen in first impressions, people don't seem to like it all that much.

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  • I don't think it is going to do well since it is remote play only, probably primarily going to sell to huge PlayStation fans or collectors. Average PS fans including myself probably won't need it as there are cheaper alternatives to achieve the same thing. I'd say the only thing that could change this outcome is if it somehow performs significantly more efficiently at remote play than normal devices such as getting a similar result at a much lower connection quality. That, or includes new features, not sure what that would have to entail in a remote play device though. There are just cheaper options like just getting an attachable controller for your phone or just using a PS controller via bluetooth. There have been talks of a new PlayStation handheld in the works which hopefully are true, if that turns out to become a reality they certainly have the potential to compete with the other handhelds in the space, especially the Switch. 

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  • I don't think it is going to do well since it is remote play only, probably primarily going to sell to huge PlayStation fans or collectors. Average PS fans including myself probably won't need it as there are cheaper alternatives to achieve the same thing. I'd say the only thing that could change this outcome is if it somehow performs significantly more efficiently at remote play than normal devices such as getting a similar result at a much lower connection quality. That, or includes new features, not sure what that would have to entail in a remote play device though. There are just cheaper options like just getting an attachable controller for your phone or just using a PS controller via bluetooth. There have been talks of a new PlayStation handheld in the works which hopefully are true, if that turns out to become a reality they certainly have the potential to compete with the other handhelds in the space, especially the Switch. 

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