PlayStation Portal Sales Will be Tracked as a Console

It might seem a bit strange considering the PlayStation Portal is almost certainly a PlayStation 5 accessory, but according to Mat Piscatella in a now-deleted tweet, Circana will be tracking its sales as a console.

According to Piscatella, the request was made by Sony themselves and although the tweet is now deleted, a Resetera user managed to snag a screenshot.

It’s currently unclear if the now-deleted tweet is due to misinformation, or if Piscatella wasn’t allowed to reveal the information.

Officially, the $199.99 handheld by PlayStation is described as, ” the perfect device for gamers in households where they might need to share their living room TV or simply want to play PS5 games in another room of the house. PlayStation Portal will connect remotely to your PS5 over Wi-Fi**, so you’ll be able to swiftly jump from playing on your PS5 to your PlayStation Portal.”

Earlier today, it was revealed that the PlayStation Portal sold 5700 units in Spain, 3700 more than the Xbox Series X|S.

Insider Gaming exclusively reported on the existence of the PlayStation Portal in April 2023.

What do you think of Sony wanting the PlayStation Portal to be tracked as a console? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. The bigger story is Sony telling other companies what their orders are, but of course no one will write about that because entertainment journalists are cowards. I hope getting paid under the poverty line is worth the lack of scruples

  2. Interesting in that Mat did not use the word “console” anywhere in his post, but rather “hardware platform,” which is an umbrella term for, well, devices that run software, which is what the PS Portal is.

    Also, I’m not sure why you chose specifically the statistic for sales of the *ahem* “PSP” in Spain, as the numbers seem to be a rather insignificant ratio as compared to sales in the rest of the world.
    Just saying.

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