Sony is reportedly developing a new portable console

If the PS5 gives Sony a major presence in the home console market, it seems that the Japanese giant is also targeting the portable console market according to some sources.

Sony is reportedly developing a new portable console

If the PS5 gives Sony a major presence in the home console market, it seems that the Japanese giant is also targeting the portable console market according to some sources.

Nintendo DS, Gameboy, PSP... The 2000s saw many portable consoles. A then flourishing market in which console manufacturers were investing to their heart's content until the arrival of smartphones, which gradually replaced portable consoles in our on-the-go entertainment. Today things have changed a lot, Nintendo and Valve are today the only companies to offer portable game consoles, while the major game publishers mostly focus on the mobile game market. Only, it seems that Sony has another idea: the Japanese manufacturer is developing a new, somewhat special mobile console, reports Tom Henderson for Insider Gaming.

In an article for Insider Gaming, Tom Henderson, journalist and respected insider of the video game industry confirms that Sony is developing a new model of Playstation Portable, currently called Q Lite. According to his information, this little machine is not strictly speaking a portable console, but rather a way to access his Playstation 5 games away from home. A sort of companion to the home console in short, which would allow you to play your games at 1080p and 60fps via Remote Play. Of course, the Playstation Q Lite would require a constant internet connection to function, it remains to be seen whether 5G connection options will be available to be able to play it outside the home.

As for its design, still according to information from Tom Henderson, this new portable console would look like a Nintendo Switch in the form of a DualSense controller with a large LCD screen in the center.

This new rumor fits perfectly with Sony's news since it seems that the Japanese manufacturer is about to announce a second phase of the PS5 universe. Indeed, rumors are also rife about the future of the home console which could be offered a new model sometime in 2024 in the form of a Playstation 5 Pro. Case to follow.

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