Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc said Thursday it will start selling later this year a new type of portable device that allows users to play PlayStation 5 games remotely through wireless networks.
The new device, known as "Project Q," will have an 8-inch screen attached with controllers -- directional buttons on the left-hand side and action buttons on the right-hand side.
It will deliver what the company, a subsidiary of Sony Group Corp, calls "smooth gameplay streamed from your PS5" even when the user is away from the television.
The official Twitter account of PlayStation said in a tweet that more details will be revealed in the coming months.
Sony Group said last month it sold a record 19.1 million PS5 video game consoles in fiscal 2022, up from 11.5 million units a year earlier, as an easing of a parts shortage boosted production.
It aims to sell 25 million consoles in the current fiscal year, a goal that will make the PS5 its best-selling PlayStation model ever on an annual basis, it said.© KYODO
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So your PS5 has to be on, and you have to have an internet connection on both ends, to use this?
Even if they're not going to make dedicated handheld games for it like they did with the Vita, why not let people pre-load games on their PS4/5 and take this device to continue playing on the go?
Sony keeps making "unusual" choices for their handheld gaming devices, and lots of people are not happy with what is known from this one. For me it seems like they wanted to imitate (just not too closely) the functionality of the Nintendo Switch, so you could play on a big and small screen with the same game, but this seems like a too complicated way to achieve this purpose.