Upcoming Windows 10-based portable game console seeks funds on Kickstarter

A company called Portable Solutions is working on a small game console that uses Windows 10 to run standard PC games. The console is now live as a Kickstarter project, with plans to start shipping the PGS console in March 2017.

The company is actually offering two version of their PGS console (via MSPU), both of which feature a design not unlike a Nintendo DS, with a dual screen, two analog sticks, D-pad buttons on the left and standard console buttons on the right, with trigger buttons on top. Both versions also have an Intel Atom "Cherry Trail" x7-Z8750 processor running at 2.56GHz. In addition to Windows 10, the console can also dual boot to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The PGS Lite version of the console has a 5.5-inch main screen with a 1280x720 resolution, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The PGS Hardcore version has a larger 5.7-inch display with 2560x1440 resolution, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also has cellular wireless hardware so it can be used as a phone with the Android OS.

Portable Solutions claims that its console will be able to play the majority of PC games at minimal graphics levels at HD resolutions, with between 25 to 30FPS. Obviously, there's no way to confirm this until the actual console is released. The Kickstarter campaign has already exceeded its fundraising goal of $100,000 with 27 days before it is completed. The campaign is asking people to pledge $230 or more for the LGS Lite version via Early Bird pricing, or $280 or more for the PSG Hardcore version. The consoles are supposed to start shipping in March 2017.

Check out the PGS console on Kickstarter

John Callaham