Earlier this year, PlayStation released Project Q, a device known today PlayStation Portable. This device is essentially a screen half of a DualSense. Immediately, the comparison of Steam Deck and Switch was a topic of conversation. however, Sony does not consider the PlayStation Portable to be part of this market.
In an interview with BBC News, Eric Lempel, PlayStation’s senior vice president of global marketing, noted that the PlayStation Portable is a device designed for PlayStation 5 users and It doesn’t consider it a competitor to devices like the Switch and Steam Deck. Here is what he commented:
“It’s a different proposition and something really unique for the PlayStation audience.”
Not only does the PlayStation Portable require a PlayStation 5 to run, but the device itself cannot stream games from any of PlayStation’s cloud services. It’s designed for those who want to play games away from their TV or someone else in the house using their screen.As long as your internet connection is strong enough.
In this sense, The real competitor to the PlayStation Portable will be the Wii U. On a related note, a new milestone in PS5 sales has been reported. Similarly, a new model of Steam Deck will be sold.
The PlayStation Portable is a good idea, but its advertising campaign hasn’t been the best. Many fans still think it’s a similar device to the Switch, in the sense that you can play your PS5 games portable, which is half true. PlayStation needs to improve in this department.
Through: BBC news