PlayStation Portal restock quick links
After some solid PlayStation Portal restock action just before Christmas, we’ve started 2024 in an eerily familiar position with low stock everywhere. It’s also worth noting that even when (and if) folks have been successful recently, we’re seeing some really long delivery times, some extending into March, so bear this in mind.
Anyway, with the launch of the PlayStation Pulse Explore earbuds in early December, and the upcoming PlayStation Pulse Elite headset, we’re hoping Sony is going to see value in rapidly upping the output for the in-demand handheld device.
The lack of stock is giving us terrible flashbacks of 2020 and 2021 during the great PlayStation 5 stock shortages when the console first launched. But we’re here to help, keeping an eye on the PlayStation Portal restock situation and updating our PS Portal stock tracker regularly.
We’re always big advocates for persistence and patience, and this can come good, so we recommend sticking with trusted retailers like those on this page, and keep trying as you may well get lucky – and never pay the scalpers’ prices!
As a reminder of why we love the Portal, we think that it could be, for many folks, a revolutionary device, opening up extra gaming opportunities and time. It’s proved so with me and I can’t put it down – read more in our full PlayStation Portal review.
Where to buy PlayStation Portal – US
Where to buy PlayStation Portal – UK
We’ll do our best to keep the page updated to direct you to the best places to try as stock levels change. If you’re still on the fence and need some more focused help working out whether the device is for you, then check out our guide to should you buy a PlayStation Portal, as well as our PlayStation Portal vs Backbone One comparison.
PlayStation Portal alternatives
If you’re really keen to pick up a remote play device or a handheld games console like the PlayStation Portal, but need something soon, as a gift for the holidays, or want to bypass the limbo of there being no stock, then we’ve got the latest, lowest prices below on some fine alternatives.
Remember though that none of these alternatives will do exactly what the PlayStation Portal offers – streaming PS5 games over the internet from your PS5 to a dedicated handheld device. You can recreate this in principle with the BackBone One controller and your mobile phone, but it’s worth reiterating that the below aren’t like-for-like replacements.
From the Nintendo Switch Lite to the Backbone One controller, and more, there are some great handheld devices going right now for you to consider instead (and alongside) the PlayStation Portal.
Where to buy PlayStation Portal – FAQs
How much does the PlayStation Portal remote player cost?
The PlayStation Portal remote player costs $199.99 in the US and £199.99 in the UK. Variations in price will be found across different regions as stock becomes more widely available and rolled out.
Can you use the PlayStation Portal away from home?
Yes! While Sony has largely pushed the PlayStation Portal as a device to use on the same Wi-Fi network as your PS5, if you have a strong enough internet connection (be it Wi-Fi or 5G) then you will be able to use it away from home. I tested this for our review and have consistently used it on 5G – the connection takes a little longer to ‘talk’ to your PS5 but it works!
Is the PlayStation Portal sold out?
As it stands at around 10.30am ET on January 1, yes, the PlayStation Portal remains out of stock. However, we have seen consistent flashes of stock appear over the past week or so which means it’s still worth trying!
When will PlayStation Portal stock return?
It feels a bit like reliving the PS5 stock shortage all over again – we are relying on flashes of stocks without any real official word. The grains of hope we can cling to right now are the consistent restocks at the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart which might get flashes of inventory.
Do you need a PS5 to use a PlayStation Portal?
Yes, you absolutely need a PS5 to use a PlayStation Portal. The Portal is exactly that: a window into and a means of mirroring your PS5 so it can only be used in tandem with a PlayStation 5 console.
Looking for other portables? Check out our guide to the best handheld game consoles you can get right now, and remember, you might want one of the best wired gaming headsets or a wired PS5 headset to team with your Portal too.