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The PlayStation Portal launched today, but fans are having a hard time finding it

The PlayStation Portal launched today, but fans are having a hard time finding it

PlayStation Portal, the portable device that lets you play your favorite PS5 games via Remote Play, is available today. But unless you pre-order one, you’ll likely have a hard time purchasing it.

The device, previously codenamed Project Q, retails for $200 for the sole purpose of using a Wi-Fi connection to stream games from your PS5. While some argued Whether there is a market for it or notthose looking to buy one are having a hard time finding it and it has been sold out at a price PlayStation Direct And third-party retailers, including Amazon, Best buyAnd GameStop.

When checking out the listing on PlayStation Direct, a note from Sony states that those looking to purchase PlayStation Portal should “check back in early December,” as shown in the screenshot image below.

PlayStation is advising fans to check its website again in early December to restock updates.

Some PlayStation fans as well Air their frustrations About this topic on the Internet, especially on the social networking site X/Twitter. “I need a PlayStation Portal for my nephew, but they’re sold out everywhere!” one user wrote.

PlayStation is advising fans to check its website again in early December to restock updates.

Some PlayStation fans as well Venting their frustrations About this issue on the Internet, especially the social networking site X/Twitter. “I need a PlayStation Portal for my nephew, but they’re sold out everywhere!” User @____xo123 books.

With high demand for the PlayStation Portla, and some They are sold at inflated prices on sites like eBay On average, speculators sell it for about $300 or more. Many are quick to point out that they were lucky to pre-order. “[S]Looks like the PlayStation Portal has sold out worldwide and now scalpers are going to have a field day with the prices going up… Good thing I pre-ordered the mines a long time ago,” user @claw7he books.

Some have pointed out that the PlayStation Portal’s short supply reflects the PS5 storage issues Sony has been experiencing for nearly three years. The console was difficult to find at launch (and the many months after), with third-party retailers restocking it but selling out immediately.

“The PlayStation Portal is the most surprising device I’ve ever walked away from after being laden with doubts,” my colleague Seth Macy wrote in his review of the PlayStation Portal. “It’s a better experience than using your phone with a simple controller, and it works much better than I expected.”

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If you’re looking to buy a PlayStation Portal and aren’t giving up, be sure to check out our buying guide which is updated every time a retailer restocks it. Or you can continue IGN Deals’ X/Twitter account To closely monitor PlayStation Portal restocks.

Taylor is a reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @Ty Nexter.