Sony’s new handheld, the PlayStation Portal, is set to change how fans enjoy their PS5 experience, but how does it stack up vs the Nintendo Switch?
The PlayStation Portal offers fans of the PS5 an opportunity to take their games on the go. It’s a remote-play handheld device that can stream games directly from your PS5.
But when compared to the Nintendo Switch, it definitely has its strengths and weaknesses. Fortunately, we’ve outlined all of the key differences between the two platforms below.
Nintendo Switch VS PlayStation Portal
The Nintendo Switch and Sony’s new handheld device, the PlayStation Portal, have a number of similarities and a few key differences that set them apart.
Below, you’ll find a table with a side-by-side comparison of the original Nintendo Switch, the Switch OLED, and the PlayStation Portal:
|Nintendo Switch (Base Model)||Nintendo Switch OLED||PlayStation Portal|
|Requires External Console||No||No||Yes|
|Screen Size||6.2-inch LCD 720p||7.0 inch OLED screen 720p||8-inch LCD 1080p|
|Game Card Slot||Yes||Yes||No|
|Battery Life||4.5 – 9 Hours||4.5 – 9 Hours||7 – 9 Hours|
Notably, the PlayStation Portal is a cheaper handheld device with a longer battery life, higher quality and larger screen, and the added benefit of running PlayStation games.
However, compared to the Nintendo Switch, it requires a constant internet connection, can only stream games and not play them natively, and does not have detachable controllers.
If you don’t have a stable internet connection or want to play handheld in locations without wifi, then the PlayStation Portal is not the handheld platform for you.