Lately, its being reported that Sony‘s upcoming handheld console, the Project Q will have a below-par battery life. Industry insider Tom Henderson has revealed that the battery life of Project Q may fall short, lasting no more than three to four hours.
Now, for a normal console, compromises can be made. But, this is no console, nor is it a standalone handheld. For this one, all Sony has done is attach a screen onto a Dualsense Wireless controller so that it can use PlayStation’s Remote Play functionality.
With this design model, one would at least expect the device to offer a better battery life to accommodate for extended gaming sessions.
Battery life would undoubtedly be one of the top three factors for a lot of users to consider before purchasing this device. All I’m saying is that even one of the bestselling handhelds of this era, the Switch has a battery backup of around the same time (if you’re gaming non-stop).
Regardless of that, pricing would be a huge factor to take into consideration. This accessory probably wouldn’t have a huge fan base, but for some people, the deciding factor would be the cost. It would understandably be pricier than the Dualsense, but where does Sony draw the line?
Tom, in his article says:
Ultimately though, I think the success of Project Q will depend on its price. A $200 or less price tag could see the accessory sell in strong numbers, but PlayStation has been notorious for having high price tags on its products.
Just to be clear, none of this is actually confirmed, but the news comes from a reputable source, one that had already talked about Project Q way before it was even announced. As for the handheld, much more will be revealed in the coming months.
Till then, we will make sure to keep you updated on all developments as new information becomes available.